FW: new launch

Brierley, David UK (BrierleD@jntf.osd.mil)
Tue, 22 Apr 1997 13:00:35 -0600

That's a bit pessimistic, Mike.  97-18A should be visible from here
every evening between about May 8/9 and 18/19, reaching an elevation of
22 deg on its best transits.

David Brierley
Colorado Springs, CO, USA.
Station 2017
Lat 38.9583N Long 104.7603W 2115m
 

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>From: 	Mike McCants[SMTP:mikem@fc.net]
>Sent: 	Monday, April 21, 1997 2:47 PM
>To: 	SeeSat-L@cds.plasma.mpe-garching.mpg.de
>Subject: 	new launch
>
>The following elements (with a 151 degree inclination) appeared today:
>
>1 24779U 97018A   97111.68262286  .00013148  00000-0  10000-2 0    28
>2 24779 150.9638 124.3884 0013848 317.3920  42.5781 14.98254891    33
>
>1 24780U 97018B   97111.68245648  .00040320  00000-0  30927-2 0    25
>2 24780 150.9647 124.3876 0019848 314.4829  45.4096 14.99499756    31
>
>Since this is 180 - 29, only latitudes 34 or so and below will
>have a chance to see it.
>
> NCAT 24779 97 18A    97 Apr 22
>
>Shadow entry (morning) at latitude 15 south:
>
>  U  HGT HR MN  REVS   LAT  LONG SHD
>207  358  1 18   5.7 -13.1  52.5 119
>211  358  1 19   5.7 -14.8  48.8  16
>
>Shadow exit (evening) at latitude 6 south:
>
>  U  HGT HR MN  REVS   LAT  LONG SHD
>346  350  1 55   6.1  -6.4-100.4 100
>350  350  1 56   6.1  -4.6-103.9 185
>
>Mike McCants
>
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