NASA ELaNa-4 Cubesats Set to Launch Nov 19 with ORS-3 Minotaur from Wallops, VA

NASA ELaNa-4

NASA ELaNa-4

LAUNCHED!

Eleven cubesats from NASA’s ELaNa Educational Launch of Nanosatellites program are set to launch on the ORS-3 mission on a US Air Force Minotaur-1 from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Launch is currently scheduled for 2330 UTC on November 19, 2013, with a target orbit of 500km circular, and 40.5 degree inclination.

Cubesat.org recently published a list of those satellites in the amateur service, or those using amateur frequencies under an experimental license. The list includes frequencies, modulation, beacon periods, and links to the individual project web pages, and can be found at http://cubesat.org/index.php/missions/upcoming-launches/135-ors3-launch-alert

Up to the minute launch data can be found at Spaceflight Now’s web site at http://www.spaceflightnow.com/minotaur/ors3/status.html

Real time discussion regarding the launch can be found via IRC, with details posted at http://www.cubesat.org/index.php/collaborate/ground-operators

UPDATE

Preliminary Keplerian elements have been released; refer to http://cubesat.org/index.php/missions/upcoming-launches/135-ors3-launch-alert for P-POD order assignments.

ORS3-2.2A
1 99900U 00000 13324.06792882 0.00000000 00000-0 00000-0 0 0005
2 99900 40.5215 249.9769 0002852 187.8940 351.5057 15.19723466000006
ORS3-2.3A
1 99901U 00000 13324.06827604 0.00000000 00000-0 00000-0 0 0007
2 99901 40.5215 249.9769 0002954 196.7779 344.5267 15.19722048000009
ORS3-2.3B
1 99902U 00000 13324.06827604 0.00000000 00000-0 00000-0 0 0008
2 99902 40.5215 249.9769 0002954 196.7779 344.5267 15.19722048000000
ORS3-2.3C
1 99903U 00000 13324.06827604 0.00000000 00000-0 00000-0 0 0009
2 99903 40.5215 249.9769 0002954 196.7779 344.5267 15.19722048000001
ORS3-2.5A
1 99904U 00000 13324.06862326 0.00000000 00000-0 00000-0 0 0000
2 99904 40.5214 249.9768 0003075 205.2431 337.9664 15.19728651000009
ORS3-2.5B
1 99905U 00000 13324.06862326 0.00000000 00000-0 00000-0 0 0001
2 99905 40.5214 249.9768 0003075 205.2431 337.9664 15.19728651000000
ORS3-2.5C
1 99906U 00000 13324.06862326 0.00000000 00000-0 00000-0 0 0002
2 99906 40.5214 249.9768 0003075 205.2431 337.9664 15.19728651000001
ORS3-2.6A
1 99907U 00000 13324.06827604 0.00000000 00000-0 00000-0 0 0003
2 99907 40.5215 249.9769 0002954 196.7779 344.5267 15.19722048000005
ORS3-2.6B
1 99908U 00000 13324.06827604 0.00000000 00000-0 00000-0 0 0004
2 99908 40.5215 249.9769 0002954 196.7779 344.5267 15.19722048000006
ORS3-2.6C
1 99909U 00000 13324.06827604 0.00000000 00000-0 00000-0 0 0005
2 99909 40.5215 249.9769 0002954 196.7779 344.5267 15.19722048000007
ORS3-2.7A
1 99910U 00000 13324.06792882 0.00000000 00000-0 00000-0 0 0006
2 99910 40.5215 249.9769 0002852 187.8940 351.5057 15.19723466000007
ORS3-2.7B
1 99911U 00000 13324.06792882 0.00000000 00000-0 00000-0 0 0007
2 99911 40.5215 249.9769 0002852 187.8940 351.5057 15.19723466000008
ORS3-2.7C
1 99912U 00000 13324.06792882 0.00000000 00000-0 00000-0 0 0008
2 99912 40.5215 249.9769 0002852 187.8940 351.5057 15.19723466000009