RE: Titan IV launch
Mon, 11 May 98 12:28:03

--- On Sun, 10 May 1998 08:01:31 -0700 (PDT)  Allen Thomson 
<> wrote in part:

>As these launches are understood, the two major possibilities are
>GTO and Molniya orbits.  Launch azimuth serves to discriminate
>between the two, but I haven't seen any information on which
>way the recent T-IV went. 

The *draft* Jonathan's Space Report

has this launch fingered as a geosynchronous mission. Earlier
published reports had payload separation occurring 5 hr 51 min
after launch. Observations near Sydney, Australia were 24 minutes
later so perhaps this was the fuel dump that was observed.

Jeff Hunt <>