For fun I thought I generate a seach orbit for the APT of the upcoming launch

From: Kevin Fetter (
Date: Sun Nov 08 2009 - 01:56:12 UTC

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    On Nov 23 at 14:19 utc, a proton rocket will liftoff with the  Eutelsat W7 satellite.
    I was looking at the predicted orbit, and the satellite would be releases into a similar orbit, as nimiq 5 was. Nimiq 5 was launched at 19:19 utc on Sept 17.
    So I took a orbit for the apt from the nimiq 5 launch = Sept 23 19:19 utc, and for fun made a search orbit for it, for the upcoming launch.
    I got the result of 
    1 35875U 09050C   09334.49517374 -.00000206 +00000-0 +00000-0 0 00021
    2 35875 049.3783 282.9147 6069810 358.2712 081.4363 03.88684669000269
    I use the the orbit from the nimiq 5 launch for the APT, that had a epoch of 09267.70350708 to get the above.
    Now to try and observe it, if the weather cooperates, a few hours after launch. Naturally will start before and wait after the predicted time off pass, to allow for error's.
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