Iridium 7 Flare, Titan IV, CBS News

Mir16609 (Mir16609@aol.com)
Tue, 28 Apr 1998 00:00:34 EDT

Iridium 7 flared to a predicted -2 mag.  It was visible at 1x (mostly a mag
3.0) for about 20 seconds.

The Titan IV R/B 21148 was about 33 seconds late using the following elset:
Titan IV R/B      10    3    0 4.8               425 x 358
1 21148U 91017B   98110.81469351  .00040000  00000-0  48732-3 0    04
2 21148  67.9770  15.2121 0049000  20.2675 339.7325 15.58730900    01

I was in the next room but I believe that I heard that CBS News will do a
report on the commercial imaging satellites tomorrow (4/28/98, 7:30pm EDT) on
their Evening News "Eye on America" segment.  Hopefully info on the segment
will appear at:
http://www.cbs.com/

Cheers.
Don Gardner
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76.8419 W, 39.1796 N,  34m ASL