[amsat-bb] Re: New Keps
Nigel A. Gunn, W8IFF/G8IFF
nigel at ngunn.net
Sat Aug 6 12:56:01 PDT 2011
Perhaps it's in a parking orbit waiting for another burn.
On 08/06/2011 07:20 PM, Phil Karn wrote:
> On 8/6/11 9:54 AM, Nigel A. Gunn, W8IFF/G8IFF wrote:
>> 1 37773U 11040A 11217.69136966 +.00002254 -71274-5 +00000-0 0 00015
>> 2 37773 028.7890 020.5966 0025801 264.4436 221.8704 16.26214442000002
> These elements don't make sense. This object is in a low circular orbit,
> while Juno is on an earth escape trajectory. The eccentricity shown in
> the real-time telemetry screen at Centaur shutdown was about 1.5.
> What happened to the Atlas first stage? Did it go into orbit?
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