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Offline William Graham

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #200 on: 09/13/2012 10:18 pm »
Was this AV-033?
Thank you.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #202 on: 09/14/2012 02:50 am »
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #203 on: 09/14/2012 02:59 am »
Hmm......... no-one cares about launch success!?  ;)

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #204 on: 09/14/2012 03:13 am »
Of course it was a success, it's an Atlas V! :)

Very good article again, William.

Some photos, from Pat Corkery, ULA.
« Last Edit: 09/14/2012 03:14 am by Hunt101 »

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #205 on: 09/14/2012 03:44 am »

Some photos


Nice pics.  The fog adds a cool effect.  Could you see anything once it left the tower?

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #206 on: 09/14/2012 06:37 am »
Launch highlights video: http://www.ulalaunch.com/site/Video/videos/AV/av_nrol36_lh.wmv

You really need to hike on a near-by mountain to see the rocket coming out of the marine layer...  :P
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #207 on: 09/14/2012 08:49 am »
Has the payload shown in the simulation any connection with reality? ::)

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #208 on: 09/14/2012 08:56 am »
Has the payload shown in the simulation any connection with reality? ::)

Certainly not. For illustrations of classified missions, they always use some kind of generic payload.

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #209 on: 09/14/2012 09:34 am »
Has the payload shown in the simulation any connection with reality? ::)

Certainly not. For illustrations of classified missions, they always use some kind of generic payload.

Actually, it might be interesting to have a gallery of payload images from the Atlas, Delta-II and -IV simulations - They might be reusing graphics from an older non-classified mission!
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #210 on: 09/14/2012 11:00 pm »
The Cubesats were deployed between 0044 and 0105 UTC on Sep 14.

CINEMA tweets that it has telemetry
https://twitter.com/CINEMAcubesat

Is there another thread on the cubesats that I'm missing?

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #211 on: 09/14/2012 11:05 pm »
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #212 on: 09/15/2012 08:13 pm »
Objects catalogued by USSTRATCOM

38758     USA 238                       2012-048A         
38759     SMDC ONE 1.2             2012-048B   
38760     AENEAS                        2012-048C   
38761     CSSWE                         2012-048D   
38762     CXBN                            2012-048E   
38763     CP5                              2012-048F   
38764     CINEMA                        2012-048G   
38765     RE                                 2012-048H     
38766     SMDC ONE 1.1              2012-048J     
38767     AEROCUBE 4.5A            2012-048K     
38768     AEROCUBE 4.5B            2012-048L   
38769     AEROCUBE 4                 2012-048M   
38770     ATLAS CENTAUR R/B      2012-048N

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #213 on: 09/16/2012 12:24 am »
Objects catalogued by USSTRATCOM

38758     USA 238                       2012-048A         
38759     SMDC ONE 1.2             2012-048B   
38760     AENEAS                        2012-048C   
38761     CSSWE                         2012-048D   
38762     CXBN                            2012-048E   
38763     CP5                              2012-048F   
38764     CINEMA                        2012-048G   
38765     RE                                 2012-048H     
38766     SMDC ONE 1.1              2012-048J     
38767     AEROCUBE 4.5A            2012-048K     
38768     AEROCUBE 4.5B            2012-048L   
38769     AEROCUBE 4                 2012-048M   
38770     ATLAS CENTAUR R/B      2012-048N

we can track that small of a payload?  impressive
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #214 on: 09/16/2012 01:59 pm »
CubeSats TLEs available from AMSAT-UK
http://www.uk.amsat.org/9277 (bottom of the page)

All orbit inclinations between 64.67° and 64.69°

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #215 on: 09/17/2012 12:13 pm »

FWIW, the main payloads have been found and are being tracked:

http://sattrackcam.blogspot.nl/2012/09/tracking-new-noss-3-6-nrol-36-launched.html

The same post also has an image of USA 237, the/a NROL-15 payload.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #216 on: 09/17/2012 04:36 pm »
Even though they are dual satellites they only get one USA number then? I suppose that is done to cover the fact that it is a pair of satellites.

@ ChileVerde thanks for that link, I have not come across that website before as well.
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #217 on: 09/17/2012 06:38 pm »
Even though they are dual satellites they only get one USA number then? I suppose that is done to cover the fact that it is a pair of satellites.
Eventually the second satellite could appear under cover of a debris from the first as was the case for the last pair of NOSS-3 catalogued as shown below:
37386     USA 229     2011-014A   
37391     USA 229 DEB     2011-014B

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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #218 on: 09/21/2012 03:00 am »
An update on the main payload orbits and an interesting discussion by Ted Molczan about a unique gravitational effect in the orbit used by these satellites which leads to a significant reversal of initial eccentricity.

http://www.satobs.org/seesat/Sep-2012/0247.html
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Re: LIVE: Atlas V 401 NROL-36 September 13, 2012
« Reply #219 on: 09/23/2012 02:09 pm »
Even though they are dual satellites they only get one USA number then? I suppose that is done to cover the fact that it is a pair of satellites.
Eventually the second satellite could appear under cover of a debris from the first as was the case for the last pair of NOSS-3 catalogued as shown below:
37386     USA 229     2011-014A   
37391     USA 229 DEB     2011-014B

and here we are for NOSS-3 6B:
38773 USA 238 DEB   2012-048P

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