[amsat-bb] Re: Please help us Track the FASTRAC satellites oncethey are launched Nov. 19th!!
bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Nov 17 06:41:38 PST 2010
> The keps generally don't get released until the
> satellite is in orbit and has been radar located
> by the ground satellite trackers :)
>> Does Celestrak have these in their catalog yet.
PCSAT was also launched out of Kodiak back in 2001 into a 61
degree orbit. Since the inclination of an orbit is optimally
defined by the launch location, then, the FASTRACK orbit will
possibly be similar to PCSAT's as a first approximation.
So if you just want to see what the orbit is like, then look at
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