Re: Delta Iridium Launch Profile

Ron Lee (
Sun, 16 Aug 1998 14:54:40 -0600

after launch.  SVs are deployed from 62 minutes until 85 minutes after
launch. The rocket depletion burn would occur sometime AFTER the last
satellite is deployed.

My best recommendation is for people who have early visibilities to look
during the entire pass (binoculars desirable).

Ron Lee

At 05:44 PM 8/16/98 +0200, you wrote:
>Hey There!
>	Until I this message was posted on the mailinglist I believed all the
>Iridium satellites were launched, but it seems more are to come. Because of
>this fact I have some questions on it:
>-	Which Iridiums will be launched and with which rocket will they be
>launched, the Long March or the 	Delta?
>- 	When will the Iridiums be released from the rockets, so when will the
>first flares will become visible?
>It would be great to see multipe flares on the same time, as has happened
>in the past.
>Many Thanks in advance
>	Cees Bassa