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

Nico Janssen hamsat at xs4all.nl
Wed Dec 28 11:28:00 UTC 2016

Correction on the launch time of BY70-1: it was 03:23 UTC.

On 28-12-16 12:15, Nico Janssen wrote:
> All,
> 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.
> 73,
> Nico PA0DLO
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