Proton Iridiums Observed, 7 Apr 98

Ron Lee (ronlee@pcisys.net)
Tue, 07 Apr 1998 05:44:08 -0600

Sure is neat to see seven satellites flying together.
Observed at about 22 degrees elevation as they passed by
Sadalsuud in the east at 5:40 AM local (11:40 UT on 7 Apr)

The track was almost perfect compared to my prelaunch elset
but about 1 minute early.  Some real elsets follow:

Same faint magnitude as normal.  Did not see the booster.

Ron Lee

UNK
1 25288U 98021D   98097.34778195 -.00191267  00000-0 -95008-2 0    18
2 25288  86.6600 273.7331 0015546 255.1995 104.7560 15.18509591    47
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1 25287U 98021C   98097.34785770  .00542380  00000-0  25007-1 0    19
2 25287  86.6559 273.7315 0015475 270.3272  89.6299 15.18043898    42
UNK
1 25286U 98021B   98097.34779606  .00006320  00000-0  30446-3 0    13
2 25286  86.6632 273.7381 0016518 261.1410  98.7991 15.18430796    33
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1 25285U 98021A   98097.34611544  .00119389  00000-0  57232-2 0    31
2 25285  86.6579 273.7343 0015122 261.9172  88.7463 15.18293977    34