Re: Lunar Prospector trajectory

Ron Lee (
Sun, 04 Jan 1998 21:00:22 -0700

I suspect that the Lunar Prospector will be visible from the US
after insertion into an earth escape trajectory. However, I 
can't seem to make a 2-line elset that approximates the early
portion of the orbit.

If anyone can generate such an elset, or provide Latitude, longitude
and height as a function of time, then I might be able to use
Skymap's rocket trajectory capbility to attempt to find it.

Obviously, some early (low altitude) data points are desirable due 
to the low size of the spacecraft.

Ron Lee