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Re: Atlas V 551 - AFSPC-11 - April 14, 2018
« Reply #140 on: 05/13/2018 08:31 PM »
Two more objects catalogued 2018-036E and F, USA 285 and USA 286.  That's one payload more than we were expecting.  Mycroft and what?
ESPASat SC bus can also deploy secondary payloads from itself.

Unless ARMOR (AFRL - 1201 Resilient Spacecraft Bus Development Experiment) was actually deployed and the payload information about it being fixed was an error otherwise their was an unannounced payload. The EAGLE graphics for the launch show 2 deployable sats.

A third subpayload has now been cataloged! So we have CBAS, Eagle, Centaur, debris and three small payloads
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Re: Atlas V 551 - AFSPC-11 - April 14, 2018
« Reply #141 on: 05/13/2018 08:33 PM »
So with the SeeSat observation of the Centaur in a 32000 x 35344 km orbit after disposal,
I assume we conclude the 38992 km deployment orbit in the ULA press kit was just bogus?

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Re: Atlas V 551 - AFSPC-11 - April 14, 2018
« Reply #142 on: 05/13/2018 08:46 PM »
So with the SeeSat observation of the Centaur in a 32000 x 35344 km orbit after disposal,
I assume we conclude the 38992 km deployment orbit in the ULA press kit was just bogus?

I think this is the correct conclusion-

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