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Re: Falconsat3 orbit ?



CelesTrak now has KEPS:

    http://www.celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/tle-new.txt

It looks like the likely candidates are 2007-006D, 2007-006E and 2007-006F.  
Predictions for the next day in the San Francisco Bay Area:

 Date (PST)          Time (PST) of        Duration   Azimuth at  Peak  Vis Orbit
                 AOS      MEL      LOS     of Pass  AOS MEL LOS  Elev

Fri  09Mar07  20:40:01 20:43:44 20:47:30  00:07:28  179 144 108   4.7  NNN  16
              22:18:09 22:24:06 22:30:06  00:11:57  222 156  89  22.5  NNN  17
              23:58:31 00:04:55 00:11:22  00:12:50  251 171  90  49.8* NNN  18

Sat  10Mar07  01:39:31 01:45:55 01:52:26  00:12:54  268 188 105  54.6* NNN  19
              03:20:43 03:26:47 03:32:59  00:12:16  272 202 130  28.0  NNV  20
              05:02:45 05:07:17 05:11:57  00:09:12  259 214 168   7.9  NNV  21

It looks like one might need to be a night owl to monitor this bird for awhile,
but initial predictions show it overhead about a month from now.

		         -- KD6PAG  (Networking Old-Timer, Satellite QRPer)


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