Re: Decay watch: Iridium 69 rocket

Ron Lee (Mir16609@aol.com)
Sat, 6 Jun 1998 12:36:56 EDT

In a message dated 6/5/98 8:11:26 PM EDT, alan@wingar.demon.co.uk writes:

> Iridm 69 CZ r   10.0  3.0  0.0  4.5 d            131 x 118 km
>  1 25321U 98026C   98158.26510969  .92380172  92116+1  46969-3 0 91222
>  2 25321  86.3203 275.7142 0010462  24.6324 335.4174 16.55692816  5662

According to this elset the r/b will be passing over the East Coast of the USA
about on 7 June at 02:30-02:35 EDT (06:30-06:35 UT).   From my location
(between Baltimore and Washington) it will be about 30 deg above the horizon
in the due east.   It looks like it passes almost directly over New York City.

Since it's a weekend it should be worth a look.  It won't be sunlit but
hopefully it will be providing its own illumination. :-)

Cheers.
Don Gardner
Homepage: http://members.aol.com/mir16609/
76.8419 W, 39.1796 N,  34m ASL