Re: Has OIG "lost" Iridium 84 ?

From: Tony Beresford (aberesford@iprimus.com.au)
Date: Thu Jan 11 2001 - 04:10:07 PST

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    At 21:16 11/01/01 , Rod Sladen wrote:
    >halfway between IR 53 & iridium10
    >IRIDIUM 53
    >1 25173U 98010E   01010.99953018  .00000487  00000-0  16687-3 0  3547
    >2 25173  86.3953 338.0126 0002596  67.0451 293.1000 14.34222131151614
    >
    >IRIDIUM 10
    >1 24839U 97030D   01009.96568716 +.00000424 +00000-0 +14438-3 0 04340
    >2 24839 086.3941 338.4506 0002320 065.9803 294.1633 14.34221196186653
    >
    >Let's see if SeeSat members can find it before Spacecom/OIG!
    A little investigation shows I have early morning passes of Ir53
    and ir10 18 minutes apart. I have constructed a quasi-element set
    that crosses the equator 9 minutes after ir53. The weather shouldnt be
    a problem ( it was clear and hot(37C) today, and promises to be so
    tomorrow.
    Irdium 84
    1 25530  98066D   01011.00576000   .0000400
    2 25530  86.3944 338.02   000237   65.0000 295.0000 14.34221200000008
    Tony Beresford 
    8597, -34.9638, 138.6333E
    
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