Re: New Metop Launch Attempt

From: Robert Holdsworth (
Date: Tue Oct 17 2006 - 04:36:10 EDT

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    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Gerhard HOLTKAMP" <>
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    Sent: Monday, October 16, 2006 7:19 AM
    Subject: Re: New Metop Launch Attempt
    > In my Metop launch announcement on 13-OCT-06 I mentioned that the Fregat 
    > upper
    > stage would lower its perigee by 100 km after seperation from Metop. I now
    > learned that they will actually do a proper de-orbit burn. This 20 second
    > burn will start at 18:14:58 UTC (17-OCT-06) half a minute after exit from
    > Earth shadow. Reentry will be over the Pacific at 18:53 UTC. Note that 
    > this
    > burn takes place when Metop and Fregat are visible from parts of
    > Eastern and Central Europe.
    > Once again the scheduled time for liftoff is at 16:28:13 UTC on 17-OCT-06.
    > A TLE set for Metop after seperation from Fregat at 17:36 UTC is:
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