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43215   PAZ   2018-020A   PAYLOAD   TBD   2018-02-22   AFWTR      94.83   97.47   519   502      
43216   OBJECT B   2018-020B   TBA   TBD   2018-02-22   AFWTR      94.80   97.46   517   500      
43217   OBJECT C   2018-020C   TBA   TBD   2018-02-22   AFWTR      94.79   97.47   517   499      
43218   OBJECT D   2018-020D   TBA   TBD   2018-02-22   AFWTR      91.82   97.27   517   211
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43215   PAZ   2018-020A   PAYLOAD   TBD   2018-02-22   AFWTR      94.83   97.47   519   502      
43216   OBJECT B   2018-020B   TBA   TBD   2018-02-22   AFWTR      94.80   97.46   517   500      
43217   OBJECT C   2018-020C   TBA   TBD   2018-02-22   AFWTR      94.79   97.47   517   499      
43218   OBJECT D   2018-020D   TBA   TBD   2018-02-22   AFWTR      91.82   97.27   517   211
Objects B and C are the Tintin sats. Object D is the second stage which later deorbited.

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43215   PAZ   2018-020A   PAYLOAD   TBD   2018-02-22   AFWTR      94.83   97.47   519   502      
43216   OBJECT B   2018-020B   TBA   TBD   2018-02-22   AFWTR      94.80   97.46   517   500      
43217   OBJECT C   2018-020C   TBA   TBD   2018-02-22   AFWTR      94.79   97.47   517   499      
43218   OBJECT D   2018-020D   TBA   TBD   2018-02-22   AFWTR      91.82   97.27   517   211
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Interesting - TLEs for the second stage are out, showing that after deploying the Tintin sats it made a burn over the Arctic to lower perigee; made one more orbit, fired again on next Arctic pass to complete deorbit into Pacific
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Spain's Paz radar satellite has made some small orbit adjustments over the past few days, reducing its sun-sync nodal drift rate from 5 min/year to 1 min/year

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VAFB or Mordor?

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The flaming umbilical and freshly-abandoned pad feel so dystopian. This was few seconds after liftoff during the #PAZ mission. @teslarati #SpaceX #Falcon9

https://twitter.com/w00ki33/status/975447876087132160?s=21

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Satellites have changed parameters since launch, is this due to propulsion or just normal drift?


Tintin A
Perigee: From 500 to 505.3 km 
Apogee: From 517  to  525.7 km 

Tintin B
Perigee: From 499 to 505.2 km 
Apogee: From 517  to 525.0 km 
« Last Edit: 03/30/2018 01:31 AM by Craig_VG »

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Not to be one-upped by the fancy new Iridium-5 fairing half, PAZ's recovered fairing has made an appearance at Berth 240, SpaceX's prospective BFR factory and recovery facility. It's visibly being scrapped where it sits - all interior components are being removed and stacked on the ground. \_(ツ)_/


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Has the lease been stealth signed allowing them to use the berth, did they get special permission, or ?
« Last Edit: 04/01/2018 09:55 PM by docmordrid »
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Tweet from INTA (@intespana):
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First images of the PAZ satellite! 🛰️ This way you can see the #Teide 🏔️ from space and @Dubai with its impressive sets of artificial islands 🏝️🕌 from #intaespana We continue working on the setting up of #SatelitePAZ

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Some notable differences in Tintin A and B.

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