Re: OrbView and rocket visibility

Ron Lee (ronlee@pcisys.net)
Tue, 05 Aug 1997 08:09:42

Is this really the SeaWsFI (or something like that) that was just
launched on a Pegasus?

Ron Lee



At 11:51 97/8/05 +0200, you wrote:
>New elsets appeared on OIG, but there is no maneuvre yet:
>
>OrbView-2
>1 24883U 97037A   97217.22522077  .00059080  40119-5  20403-3 0    78
>2 24883  98.2779 311.3614 0012907 254.6392 105.3452 15.89601688   538
>OrbView-2 r
>1 24884U 97037B   97217.22475734  .00089348  56070-5  30273-3 0    42
>2 24884  98.2792 311.3572 0011415 259.3784 100.6199 15.89914433   538
>
>Averaging MM over the three days in orbit, the rocket is:
>
>OrbView-2 r adj                                  310 x 295 km
>1 24884U 97037B   97217.22473516  .00097933  41773-5  32897-3 0 90044
>2 24884  98.2792 311.3572 0011415 259.3785 100.4931 15.89914429   536
>
>with an expected decay mid-October.
>Shadow exit is currently at 55N, and for the rocket it will only get
>worse.
>Best pass time NB at 55N is 23:00 LST
>
>On the other hemisphere, you should be inside the polar circle to see
>them.
>
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