Author Topic: LIVE: Proton-M/Briz-M launch with Yamal-401 - December 15, 2014  (Read 36418 times)

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"Yamal-401" launched into the target orbit
http://www.federalspace.ru/21191/

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Exact launch time was 0016:00.021UTC

Spacecraft separation was 0917:12.302UTC

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Launch photos from Roscosmos http://www.roscosmos.ru/21189/

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Launch photos from Khrunichev http://www.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=324

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Representation of 1st stage drop zone (Y401-4.jpg) and 2nd stage/fairing sections drop zones (Y401-5.jpg)
source: Khrunichev

N°327 = UNR1238 (NOTAMed area)
« Last Edit: 12/15/2014 11:10 AM by input~2 »

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Has anybody recorded the ILS webcast?

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What seems to be the Briz-M auxiliary tank (APT) has been catalogued by USSTRATCOM:
2014-082A/40345 in
397 x 35622 x 47.63° Arg of perigee: 359.88°
Planned orbit for APT was:
383 x 35651 km x 47.6° Arg of perigee: 0°
Latest TLE for this object (the only one catalogued so far) with epoch 1541UTC provides essentially the same orbit as above (epoch was 0418UTC) confirming that it represents the APT and not the stack

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Plume observed over Gorno-Altaisk near 2nd stage drop zone
http://www.gorno-altaisk.info/news/33930
(via http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/)


Not a straight path to orbit? It may explain why they keep missing the target. (I am not being serious.)

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Has anybody recorded the ILS webcast?

why bother, the launch stream died.  Better to watch other sources.
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Plume observed over Gorno-Altaisk near 2nd stage drop zone
http://www.gorno-altaisk.info/news/33930
(via http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/)


Not a straight path to orbit? It may explain why they keep missing the target. (I am not being serious.)

but they didn't miss the target on this launch, did they? (and I am being serious)  :P

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I like this image a bit better. Don't mind the telephone pole falling over... It happens to be perpendicular to the mountain horizon, so it is aesthetically okay.
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As of now, 9 days after near-GSO injection, the satellite has apparently not yet been catalogued by USSTRATCOM
« Last Edit: 12/24/2014 08:07 AM by input~2 »

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No TLEs yet for the spacecraft.
However according to NK forum on January 1, Yamal-401 was in GEO with excentricity 0.0001 and longitude was 89.92°E

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No TLEs yet for the spacecraft.
However according to NK forum on January 1, Yamal-401 was in GEO with excentricity 0.0001 and longitude was 89.92°E

Looks like NORAD finally tracks the satellite and the Briz-M today - currently the satellite TLE is issued under 40347/2014-082C although I guess it will be swapped later on.  ::)
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