Re: Iridium, SeaStar and new object #24911

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Tue, 26 Aug 1997 18:11:37 +0100

OrbView 2        2.0  0.0  0.0  6.5 d            590 x 573 km
1 24883U 97037A   97238.58837476 -.00010272  00000-0  00000-0 0   497
2 24883  98.2142 336.0430 0012284 244.3326 115.6625 14.95304172  3851
Iridium SV026    3.0  0.0  0.0  6.0 d            560 x 544 km
1 24903U 97043A   97237.85500729 -.00045310  00000-0  00000-0 0   226
2 24903  86.6992  38.9465 0011625 219.5748 140.4640 15.04730778   726
Iridium SV025    3.0  0.0  0.0  6.0 d            559 x 545 km
1 24904U 97043B   97238.51956446 -.00003953  00000-0  00000-0 0   230
2 24904  86.6889  38.6580 0010327 217.1182 142.9347 15.04839573   826
Iridium SV024    3.0  0.0  0.0  6.0 d            561 x 544 km
1 24905U 97043C   97238.51944779 -.00117520  00000-0  00000-0 0   277
2 24905  86.6962  38.6618 0012483 214.7337 145.3137 15.04798298   823
Iridium SV023    3.0  0.0  0.0  6.0 d            560 x 543 km
1 24906U 97043D   97237.85425332 -.00051617  00000-0  00000-0 0   233
2 24906  86.6972  38.9452 0012283 217.6656 142.3721 15.04956067   723
Iridium SV022    3.0  0.0  0.0  6.0 d            561 x 542 km
1 24907U 97043E   97238.18631036 -.00050164  00000-0  00000-0 0   204
2 24907  86.6964  38.8014 0013399 215.6579 144.3772 15.05038638   767
Iridm Delta r    5.9  2.4  0.0  5.6 d            533 x 209 km
1 24908U 97043F   97238.50454691  .00190805 -98779-6  35839-3 0   148
2 24908  82.6322  35.8749 0239509 330.1315  28.6362 15.65793101   856
Delta 1 deb                                      23251 x 561 km
1 24911U 81070M   97238.15487810  .00000186  00000-0  53547-3 0    23
2 24911  88.6282 119.7192 6204654 129.0289 304.9149  3.51179521   702

I found the initial elset for #24911 interesting:
Delta 1 deb                                      23252 x 560 km
1 24911S 81070M   97236.16092592  .00000162  00000-0  40108-3 0    13
2 24911  88.6407 119.7403 6205366 129.5827 304.0774  3.51179057   631
Does anyone know the significance of the "S" (rather than the normally
ubiquitous "U") suffix to the catalogue number 24911 on line 1?

Alan
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