Re: 25 Jul 99 Delta/Globalstar Update

Randy John (skysat@home.com)
Sat, 24 Jul 1999 21:55:46 -0700

Ron,
    If I may make a correction.  The evasive burn is at
9:34:23 UT, not 9:32:48 (that was the old time).  And, yes,
that will be in sunlight.  I agree with your depletion burn
at 9:41:53.  Now, if only the fog will stay away.
            Randy

----- Original Message -----
From: Ron Lee <ronlee@pcisys.net>
To: <SeeSat-L@blackadder.lmsal.com>
Sent: Saturday, July 24, 1999 5:12 PM
Subject: 25 Jul 99 Delta/Globalstar Update


> Florida Today posted their normal neat coverage of this launch. It appears
> all the info I provided before (and below) is correct.  Refer to this site
> for prelaunch coverage:
>
> http://www.flatoday.com:80/space/explore/uselv/delta/d273/index.htm
>
> and this site for up to the minute launch info:
>
> http://www.flatoday.com:80/273.htm
>
> Here is to clear skies to observe this event.
>
> Ron Lee
>
>
>
> Globalstar, Delta, 25 Jul 99, 07:46:03 UT Launch
> 1 99999P 990xxA   99206.47003730 -.00000107  00000-0  00000+0 0    15
> 2 99999  52.0023 315.6002 0008352 256.3795 103.6153 12.73108913    05
> Globalstar, Delta, 25 Jul 99, 10:44:03 UT Launch
> 1 99998P 990xxA   99206.59376415 -.00000107  00000-0  00000+0 0    10
> 2 99998  52.0023   0.2222 0008352 256.3795 103.6153 12.73108913    05
>
> Launch times later by about 1.6 minutes.  Evasive burn now at 9:32:48
> UT and depletion burn at 9:41:53 UT on 25 Jul based on launch at
> 7:46:03 UT.
>
> 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 (near the Great Lakes).
>