Iridium 77?

Matson, Robert (ROBERT.D.MATSON@cpmx.saic.com)
Mon, 11 Jan 1999 17:11:29 -0800

Hi Leo,

In a recent message you reported:

> 98- 26 B 99-01-09 17:23:59   LB  166.6 0.5   6 27.8   Irr, 2->inv
> Iridium 77 made a nice pass. The flashes were distinct, but irregular.
> I measured: 17.47 67.21(2 fl) 15.70 24.53 41.68 sec
> Not at all minima inv, sometimes mag 7

I assume you meant Iridium 71, which is known to be tumbling.  Iridium 77
is 98- 51E, and while not (yet) part of the operational constellation, it
should be stable.  --Rob