Re: Iridium Historical Elements - HELP

Allen Thomson (thomsona@flash.net)
Tue, 28 Dec 1999 13:51:35 -0600

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Subject: Iridium Historical Elements - HELP


> I have a photograph of a very bright iridium flare from March 1998 that I
> wish to identify.  The only problem is I don't know where to find elsets
from
> February/March 1998 for the iridium satellites.  Can anyone out there help
me
> out?

Get the appropriate el980[23]dd.Z file(s)s from
ftp://ftp://kilroy.jpl.nasa.gov/pub/space/elements/satelem/el-1998/ . You'll
need to decompress the files (gzip, available a couple of directories up at
the same site, works), make a list of the NORAD catalog numbers of the
Iridium satellies, and grep them out of the bigger files. Mike McCants has
an Iridium file at  ftp://ftp.fc.net/pub/users/mikem/ which should help in
coming up with the catalog numbers.



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