Delta Globalstar Prelaunch Elset, 24 Jul 99

Ron Lee (ronlee@pcisys.net)
Wed, 14 Jul 1999 21:35:17 -0600

Globalstar, Delta, 24 Jul 99, 08:00:37 UT
1 99999P 990xxA   99205.48026878 -.00000107  00000-0  00000+0 0    13
2 99999  52.0023 318.2658 0008352 256.3795 103.6153 12.73108913    09
Globalstar, Delta, 24 Jul 99, 11:00:37 UT
1 99998P 990xxA   99205.60526878 -.00000107  00000-0  00000+0 0    12
2 99998  52.0023   3.3891 0008352 256.3795 103.6153 12.73108913    00

Each launch window is 3 minutes long.  I am ASSUMING that the burns 
occur at the same times after launch as the last mission.  The part
below is from a previous message:

The circularization burn occurs between 3712.5 and 3738.9 seconds after
launch. This may be visible to some Australian observers.

The upper satellites are deployed 4150 seconds after launch.  

Lower satellites are deployed 4400 seconds after launch.

The evasive burn which should be visible to SW and central USA 
observers (occurring over southern Baja CA), occurs between 6500
and 6505 seconds after launch.

The depletion burn occurs between 6950 and 6956.8 seconds after launch.  

New stuff follows:

This launch occurs earlier (first window) that the 10 Jul launch.  This
should have some improvement in more easterly USA regions seeing one
or both burns.  As before, Australia may see the circularization burn and/or
payload separation.

I am interested in videotaping the burn this time.  Does anyone here
have suggestions on type of videocamera, darkness sensitivity, etc.

Ron Lee