Iridium Prelaunch Elset, 26 Apr 98

Ron Lee (ronlee@pcisys.net)
Wed, 22 Apr 1998 02:59:01 GMT

IRIDIUM, 26 Apr 98, 23:14:21 UT
1 96666U 980xxA   98117.14464132  .00000026  00000-0  00000+0 0    12
2 96666  86.5808 265.2267 0011126 223.7504 136.2836 14.78706595    27

This is an adjusted elset from the 30 Mar 98 Delta launch from
Vandenberg AFB, CA.  Being a rev #2 elset, it should be fairly close
for initial orbits.  

First obs is likely near Moscow.  The objects pass about 10 degrees
EAST of Moscow at 00:28 UT on 27 Apr.  The next pass favors western
Scandenavia.  The next pass passes almost directly over London around
03:42UT on 27 Apr.

Ron Lee