Iridium 71

Mike McCants (mikem@freeside.fc.net)
Wed, 22 Jul 1998 13:22:44 -0500 (CDT)

Two older elsets seem normal:

Iridium 71
1 25320U 98026B   98200.70255407  .00000066  00000-0  16375-4 0   647
2 25320  86.3973 261.7191 0001908  24.9297 335.1988 14.34218293 11273

Iridium 71
1 25320U 98026B   98200.91185955  .00000067  00000-0  16785-4 0   657
2 25320  86.3975 261.6315 0001913  24.4398 335.6889 14.34218326 11301

Subsequent elsets have nonzero "drag" terms:

Iridium 71
1 25320U 98026B   98201.19093201 +.00000748 +00000-0 +26012-3 0 00783
2 25320 086.3983 261.5144 0001512 029.2263 330.9010 14.34219868011348

Iridium 71
1 25320U 98026B   98202.16768940 +.00000509 +00000-0 +17484-3 0 01194
2 25320 086.3987 261.1062 0001238 033.8330 326.2943 14.34220250011483

Iridium 71
1 25320U 98026B   98203.14444799 +.00000202 +00000-0 +65075-4 0 01556
2 25320 086.3983 260.6986 0001253 029.1786 330.9480 14.34219529011629

This would indicate thruster firings.

Mike McCants