Re: strange Iridium 48 elset

From: Phillip Clark (psclark@dircon.co.uk)
Date: Wed Jun 21 2000 - 04:10:44 PDT

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    On Wed, 21 Jun 2000, Tristan Cools wrote:
    > Hello,
    > After downloading the Iridium tle's from Alan Pickup's site I found a very
    > strange elset for Iridium 48.  Some mixup with another satellite ?  I
    > really don't see any candidate for that.
    > Iridium 48 tum   4.0  1.8  0.0  6.0 d   13       29716 x 29265 km
    > 1 25107U 97082D   00168.87002011  .00039028  00000-0  13497-2 0  6316
    > 2 25107  86.3837 304.7888 0062845 195.7471 164.1831  1.27814685340080
    
    Maybe it's one of the first de-orbit manoeuvres gone ever-so-slightly
    wrong ?
    
    Phillip Clark
    
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