Re: solar sail satellite NanoSail-D launch and orbital data

From: Robert Holdsworth (robbonz1@xtra.co.nz)
Date: Wed Nov 17 2010 - 22:57:51 UTC

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    Note that it will not be ejected from FASTSAT until about seven to 9 days after 
    launch to ensure no collisions with the parent satellite:
    
    http://spaceflightnow.com/minotaur/stps26/101116nanosail/
    
    
    Robert
    
    
    
    
    ----- Original Message ----
    From: Thierry Legault <legault@astrophoto.fr>
    To: seesat-l@satobs.org
    Sent: Thu, 18 November, 2010 11:40:42 AM
    Subject: Re: solar sail satellite NanoSail-D launch and orbital data
    
    thank you Kevin for the info, it will be my next target (with STS-133).
    I hope that Heavens Above or Calsky will display the passes info.
    
    regards
    
    At 07:56 17/11/2010, Kevin Fetter wrote:
    
    >The NanoSail-D satellite, ie a solar sail sat, is scheduled to be 
    >launched between 0124-0254 UTC ( Nov 20 )
    >
    >http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/smallsats/nanosaild.html
    >
    >It will be placed into a 403 mile orbit, with a inclination of 72 
    >degrees according to this
    >
    >http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/pdf/484314main_NASAfactsNanoSail-D.pdf
    >
    >What a nice shiny surface it has.
    >
    >Other info
    >
    >http://nanosaild.engr.scu.edu/dashboard.htm
    >
    >Orbital data shown there
    >
    >NANOSAIL
    >1 99902U          10324.07337732  .00000070  00000-0  10975-4 0  0003
    >2 99902 071.9959 139.9741 0015236 274.8633 271.2807 14.72685903000014
    >
    >So from what I see, for us in north america, morning passes.
    >
    >Kevin
    >
    >
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    Thierry Legault
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