[keps] GOSAT Satellites Launched 1-23-09

Ray Hoad r.hoad at att.net
Fri Jan 23 20:48:33 PST 2009


Japan has launched its seven GOSAT IBUKI satellites in a 03:54 - 04:16 
UTC launch window on 13-09.
Below are the KEPs for eight new objects in orbit.

You will notice that I have listed eight objects and there are only 
seven new satellites.
One of these objects is a booster or debris. This will be sorted out in 
time.

See www.amsat.org for details on the satellites.

OBJECT A
1 33492U 09002A   09023.61817914 -.00003261  00000-0 -57164-3 0    40
2 33492 098.0254 135.2945 0002508 196.7840 163.2970 14.67185097    62
OBJECT B
1 33493U 09002B   09023.74997846 -.00000059  00000-0  00000 0 0    53
2 33493 098.0131 135.4701 0059880 332.4620 029.4189 14.81819696    92
OBJECT C
1 33494U 09002C   09023.54961946 -.00000048  00000-0  00000 0 0    29
2 33494 098.0373 135.2322 0006622 026.2407 333.9147 14.68787140    62
OBJECT D
1 33495U 09002D   09023.75346493  .00005572  00000-0  93346-3 0    33
2 33495 098.0282 135.4294 0009868 054.7381 305.4660 14.70130106    65
OBJECT E
1 33496U 09002E   09023.75373943 -.01431119  00000-0 -26366 0 0    31
2 33496 098.0260 135.4253 0003344 200.0910 160.2763 14.69163477    60
OBJECT F
1 33497U 09002F   09023.75444066 -.00003846  00000-0 -67005-3 0    37
2 33497 098.0311 135.4325 0000829 201.8417 158.2686 14.67557512    60
OBJECT G
1 33498U 09002G   09023.82105606 -.00089235  00000-0 -14634-1 0    23
2 33498 098.0287 135.5088 0014496 067.3868 292.8869 14.71228527    86
OBJECT H
1 33499U 09002H   09023.75326956 -.00005090  00000-0 -82820-3 0    31
2 33499 098.0334 135.4361 0011480 063.9646 296.2658 14.70656772    78

Note that as usual we do not know which satellite is which at this 
time.  They are too close together.
In the next few weeks this will all get sorted out and we will put names 
on these objects.

If anyone has figured out which is which, please let me know and I will 
revise as they are confirmed.








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