Author Topic: LIVE: Vega Flight VV10 - VenÁs and OPTSAT 3000 - August 2, 2017 (01:58 UTC)  (Read 25035 times)

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Three objects catalogued, 2017-044A is OPTSAT, B is Venμs and C is VESTA.

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Three objects catalogued, 2017-044A is OPTSAT, B is Venμs and C is VESTA.

I am assuming that due to the military nature of OPTSAT 3000 (2017-044A/42900) the TLEs for this object will remain classified.   One should therefore hope that the amateur satellite observers will manage to track it.
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2017-044A    42900    OPTSAT 3000       
2017-044B    42901    VENUS                           99.24min    98.35░    724km    720km
2017-044C    42902    AVUM DEB(ADAPTOR)    93.62min    97.23░    459km    444km

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OPTSAT-3000 gives Italy key space intelligence capability

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The OPTSAT-3000 optical reconnaissance satellite launched on 2 August will provide Italy a key space intelligence capability. Source: Telespazio
The Italian ministry of defence's (MoD) first optical reconnaissance satellite was launched from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guyana, on a Vega European launcher on 2 August.

"The satellite launched today with its optical payload, based on defence co-operation between Italy and Israel, was designed to complement the highly capable observation capabilities offered by the COSMO-SkyMed synthetic aperture radar [SAR] satellite constellation," said the head of the Italian MoD's national armament directorate, General Carlo Magrassi. He added that the satellite is "another tangible example of the importance given by the Italian MoD to 'space dominance', and the significant support given to the national industrial sector".

http://www.janes.com/article/72916/optsat-3000-gives-italy-key-space-intelligence-capability

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Arianespace Flight VV10 / Behind the Scenes of the Dream
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Published on 8 Aug 2017
Lifting off from the Spaceportĺs SLV launch complex at precisely 10:58:33 p.m. French Guiana time on August 1, Vega lofted its multi-passenger payload during a flight sequence lasting 1 hour, 37 minutes.
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without you know what...
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2017-044A    42900    OPTSAT 3000       
2017-044B    42901    VENUS                           99.24min    98.35░    724km    720km
2017-044C    42902    AVUM DEB(ADAPTOR)    93.62min    97.23░    459km    444km


Hobbyists have been tracking what they think is 44A in a 440 x 460 km orbit.
However today Space-track added a debris object 44D/42931 in this orbit.
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2017-044A    42900    OPTSAT 3000       
2017-044B    42901    VENUS                           99.24min    98.35░    724km    720km
2017-044C    42902    AVUM DEB(ADAPTOR)    93.62min    97.23░    459km    444km


Hobbyists have been tracking what they think is 44A in a 440 x 460 km orbit.
However today Space-track added a debris object 44D/42931 in this orbit.
OPTSAT 3000 lens cover post jettision??

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2017-044A    42900    OPTSAT 3000       
2017-044B    42901    VENUS                           99.24min    98.35░    724km    720km
2017-044C    42902    AVUM DEB(ADAPTOR)    93.62min    97.23░    459km    444km


Hobbyists have been tracking what they think is 44A in a 440 x 460 km orbit.
However today Space-track added a debris object 44D/42931 in this orbit.
OPTSAT 3000 lens cover post jettision??

No, its on a hinge

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2017-044A    42900    OPTSAT 3000       
2017-044B    42901    VENUS                           99.24min    98.35░    724km    720km
2017-044C    42902    AVUM DEB(ADAPTOR)    93.62min    97.23░    459km    444km


Hobbyists have been tracking what they think is 44A in a 440 x 460 km orbit.
However today Space-track added a debris object 44D/42931 in this orbit.
OPTSAT 3000 lens cover post jettision??

No, its on a hinge


And yet Space-Track is now calling it OPTSAT 3000 DEB (COVER)
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2017-044A    42900    OPTSAT 3000       
2017-044B    42901    VENUS                           99.24min    98.35░    724km    720km
2017-044C    42902    AVUM DEB(ADAPTOR)    93.62min    97.23░    459km    444km


Hobbyists have been tracking what they think is 44A in a 440 x 460 km orbit.
However today Space-track added a debris object 44D/42931 in this orbit.
OPTSAT 3000 lens cover post jettision??

No, its on a hinge


And yet Space-Track is now calling it OPTSAT 3000 DEB (COVER)


Interesting, curious about the separation system then....
« Last Edit: 09/23/2017 07:01 PM by Jester »

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