Progress M-36 launched

Agapov Vladimir (avm@kiam1.rssi.ru)
Sun, 5 Oct 1997 22:08:37 +0400 (MSD)

Hello,

Progress M-36 was successfully launched at 15:08:56.924 UTC
from LC1 of Baykonur. At 15:17:46.25 it had separated from the
third stage. Parameters of initial orbit are:

EFG vector

Date        19971005
Time, UTC   145740.895
X, km       6418.96152
Y, km       1460.29472
Z, km          0.00000
Vx, km/s  -0.994468721
Vy, km/s   4.23454333
Vz, km/s   6.10884057

Nodal period, min    88.5989
Inclination, deg     51.6699
Hmin, km            193.087
Hmax, km            245.931
RAAN 1950.0         251.8232
Semim. axis, km     6593.26
Eccentr.            0.00420

First two manoeuvres should take place at 18:50:02 UTC, dV=16.88 m/s, 
tau=41.1 sec, yaw=348.31 deg, pitch=-1.35 deg and at 19:42:34, dV=19.69 m/s, 
tau=47.7 sec, yaw=339.43 deg, pitch=-1.5 deg.

Nominal EFG after the second manoeuvre is

Date       19971005
Time, UTC  19:43:21.722
X, km      4.088386
Y, km      0.9933462
Z, km      5.098602
Vx, km/s  -3.023605
Vy, km/s   6.759758
Vz, km/s   1.083465


Best regards,
    Vladimir Agapov.

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