[amsat-bb] BY70-1 launched into too low orbit

Nico Janssen hamsat at xs4all.nl
Wed Dec 28 11:15:49 UTC 2016


Today, 2016-12-28, BY70-1 was launched at 04:23 UTC from Taiyuan
launch center with a Long March 2D launch vehicle, together with two
GaoJing (SuperView) remote sensing satellites. But unfortunately none
of the satellites entered the planned circular orbit at 520 km altitude.
All four objects from this launch (41907-41910) are in an low elliptical
orbit with a perigee of only around 213 km and an apogee of 524 km.
Therefore these objects will decay and burn up in the atmosphere soon.


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