Re: Iridium Launch Delay; New Elset

Bjoern Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Sat, 3 May 1997 00:40:40 +0200

>Due to high upper winds, launched rescheduled to 3 May 97.
>Launch time 15:06 UT.   Revised Guestimate elset below
>
>Iridium
>1 90000U 97-00x A 97123.63303240  .00000500  00000-0  00000-0 0    18
>2 90000  86.4000 149.7722 0000001 313.0820 216.6810 14.76930000    14
>
>Ron
>
>
>
I think you should add about 0.003 days and 1 degree to RAAN to allow for
the slow part of the ascent. Ron asked about this in January - I posted
a revised elset and my explanations a few days ago from work, but it
seems our mailman has dropped or held the letter.  ;-)>

Bjoern


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