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Re: P3D keps??



Chad, Here's Ken's keps.

At 01:53 PM 11/10/00 -0600, Chad Phillips wrote:
>Anyone have the keps available based on the current launch schedule??
>
>Chad Phillips
>KG0MW
>
>From: "Ken Ernandes" <n2wwd@mindspring.com>
>To: "AMSAT BBS" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Phase 3D Estimated Orbital Data
>
>Precedence: bulk
>X-UIDL: 62+!!IjI"!;b<"!0;Y"!
>
>Below is the estimated State Vector and Keplerian Elements for
>the AMSAT Phase 3D spacecraft.  The vector data was computed from
>Arianespace orbital parameters at the time Phase 3D is scheduled
>to separate from the Ariane 5 upper stage.  The Keplerian Elements
>were computed, in turn, from the vector.
>
>Vector format = 10107
>Satellite Name:         Phase 3D
>Catalog Number:         93400
>Epoch MET:                  0.02896990700
>                            0/00:41:43.000 MET
>EFG E:                        6252.236120 km
>     F:                        5149.974174 km
>     G:                        -641.751706 km
>     Edot:                     -2.65855591 km/s
>     Fdot:                      8.08211797 km/s
>     Gdot:                     -0.94209054 km/s
>ndot/2 (drag):              0.00000001545 rev/day^2
>nddt/6:                       0.00000E+00 rev/day^3
>Bstar:                        2.51416E-05 1/Earth Radii
>Elset #:                                1
>Rev @ Epoch:                1.50414245998
>
>Launch Window Opens:  2000-NOV-15 / 0107 UTC
>Phase 3D separation:  Launch + 0041:43
>
>The following Keplerian elements were computed from this vector and
>the scheduled date and time of the launch window opening.  Updated
>Keplerian elements will be computed from the vector, based on changes
>to the scheduled or actual launch time.
>
>Phase 3D
>1 93400U          00320.07549769  .00000002  00000-0  25142-4 0    12
>2 93400   6.5000 257.0516 7357001 175.9721   5.5347  2.02548574    12
>
>Satellite: Phase 3D
>Catalog number: 93400
>Epoch time:      00320.07549769
>Element set:       1
>Inclination:        6.5000 deg
>RA of node:       257.0516 deg
>Eccentricity:    0.7357001
>Arg of perigee:   175.9721 deg
>Mean anomaly:       5.5347 deg
>Mean motion:    2.02548574 rev/day
>Decay rate:    1.54500e-08 rev/day^2
>Epoch rev:               1
>Checksum:              252
>
>Note that "93400" is a temporary Catalog Number.  A Permanent Catalog
>Number and International Designator will be assigned when Phase 3D is
>launched.  The satellite name will also be updated with the next
>sequential "OSCAR" designator.
>
>These Keplerian elements represent a pre-launch estimate of Phase 3D's
>initial orbit.  The orbit will change significantly over the first year
>the spacecraft is on orbit.  Updates will be provided for significant
>orbital changes.


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