1999-05-04 Titan 4B launch

Allen Thomson (thomsona@flash.net)
Fri, 9 Apr 1999 14:48:58 -0500

Any prognostications as to what's going up 4 May (between 0701 and 1100 UT)
on the Titan IV B out of Vandenberg?

Both Lacrosse 2 and USA 86 are getting to be fairly long in the tooth, so
they seem like good candidates. But given the historical tendency to launch
optical satellites in the winter, I'd say that the USA 86 replacement is
likely to be scheduled for the 1999-12-03 Titan 4B VAFB launch.  Which, if
true, leaves LAC-4 or Something Else, such as a NOSS or maybe the debut of
the Enhanced Imaging System.