Re: Integral Orbit

From: thomsona (thomsona@flash.net)
Date: Fri Oct 18 2002 - 08:36:22 EDT

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    > Then INTEGRAL's own propulsion system will bring
    >the spacecraft to its operational 72-hour orbit with an initial perigee height of
    >9000 kilometres and the apogee height of 155 000 kilometres. The perigee
    >height increases throughout the mission to about 13 000 kilometres after 5
    >years. In addition to the orbit shape, the inclination also changes drastically
    >to 85 after 5 years.
    
    Is ESA going to publish the current orbital elements? NORAD's
    coverage of objects in such orbits has been a bit spotty in the past.
    
    
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