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[MOM - 07/01/2003 12:00 EST] Updated Observations



Hi All,

Below is the summary of orbital status of each of the objects on the
MOM Launch (including the CubeSat missions).  Please note, due to the
nature of the launch and the satellites, observation and object counts
may vary and may continue to vary in the next few days.

Thank you to those people that have sent in reports. Please let us know
if you hear anything further.

73,
-Daniel Kekez, VA3KKZ

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NORAD Element Set
Last Updated 07/01/2003 08:30 EST


        Object        Object        Object        Object        Object
        #75906        #75907        #75908        #75909        #75910

Epch 3182.07150810 3182.35322220 3182.35351394 3182.28299637 3182.35370481
Incl 98.7824       98.7240       98.7151       98.7161       98.7214
RAAN 189.1061      189.2705      189.2637      189.1969      189.2664
Ecc  0.0020631     0.0008155     0.0010076     0.0015500     0.0008226
AoP  320.1113      282.7827      314.5011      310.2809      320.5388
MA   39.8546       77.2014       45.5129       49.6799       39.4508
RPD  14.20413326   14.20485234   14.19917471   14.20034319   14.19489296


Note:
- Object #27840 confirmed to be BREEZE
- Object #27841 confirmed to be MIMOSA


** Observations and objects count MAY vary due to the nature of the 
satellites,
orbit, and the tracking radar system **


Latest Estimates
07/01/2003  11:40 EST
NORAD Millstone Hill Radar tracks 75907 as the leader of the satellite 
group, followed by three objects: one at -20 sec (75909?), one at -26 sec 
(75908?), one at -45 sec (75910?).  Most recent contact information with MOST 
leads us to believe that 75908 is MOST.  Based on the assumption of the BREEZE 
orientation at the moment of separation, we believe that 75907 could be NLS-1 group, 
and that 75910 could be QuakeSat.  75909 is possibly Cute-I/XI-IV.  75908 
has the largest RCS of -10dBsm @ L-band; the others are -18dBsm and smaller 
(object # unconfirmed).  75906 is still unknown.


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07/01/2003  10:06 EST
UTIAS confirmed CW-Beacon from Cute-I


07/01/2003  10:06 EST
UTIAS regain contact with MOST using 75908 elements.


06/30/2003  *various times*
QuakeFinder confirmed telemetry from QuakeSat/NLS-2
TITech first contact with Cute-I, confirmed deployment of solar-paddle
UofTokyo confirmed XI-IV CW-beacon.


06/30/2003  16:49 EST
MOST first contact


06/30/2003  09:06 PST
QuakeFinder detected CW-Beacon from QuakeSat/NLS-2


06/30/2003  11:49:02 EST
CanX-1, DTUSat, AAU Cubesat, Quakesat Separation


06/30/2003  11:47:57 EST
XI-IV, Cute-I Separation


06/30/2003  11:46:47 EST
MOST Separation


06/30/03  19:02:32 EST
MIMOSA Separation


06/30/2003  14:15:25:395 UTC
Lift-off of Rockot-MOM from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia

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