Lacrosse Sighting

Rob Matson (Rob_Matson@cpqm.mail.saic.com)
24 May 1996 11:17:53 -0800

                      Subject:                              Time:  11:02
  OFFICE MEMO         Lacrosse Sighting                     Date:  96/05/24

Last night I got a couple accurate timings of Lacrosse 1's position relative
to stellar references.  The elements below give a very accurate track, with
Lacrosse running about 5 seconds late:

Lacrosse 1      18.0  4.5  0.0  3.9
1 19671U 88106  B 96138.96720720 0.00000030  00000-0  48773-5 0    07
2 19671  56.9790 176.8393 0001000 248.6848 111.3152 14.70765557    01

This satellite is not as "red" as I recalled it looking in the past.  My
passes, both Monday and Thursday nights, were perhaps cream-colored. Yellow if
you've got a good imagination.  But definitely not orange or red.

--Rob