PRC-26 low over central Texas again

Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Fri, 07 May 1999 04:53:42 -0500

Well, PRC-26 is making another near-perigee pass between Austin 
and San Antonio, Texas, Friday evening (local time).  Below are 
Highfly predictions.  Highfly's minimum step size is one minute; 
I think the culmination will be very high (80 degrees? -- higher
from Austin than from S.A.), in the north from S.A., and in the 
south (or on zenith) from Austin.  The height and range are in 
miles; it will be 214 miles (less than 350 km) above the ground 
somewhere out in west Texas.  I think the weather may be 
favorable.

CZ-3 R/B
1 20474U 90011B   99125.29291101  .00000944  00000-0  10176-2 0  3661
2 20474  30.3967  82.3930 7072616  68.8076 349.5697  2.51047915 81934

Austin
   30.314  97.866  920.   BCRC, Austin, Texas      1950  5.0 12
 
*** 1999 May  7/ 8   Fri evening/Sat morning  *** Times are CDT 
 
Hrs Min  Alt Azi  Mag    Hgt    R  A      Dec  Range
 
20474 PRC-26 Rk      90 11B    14 M 3.0 ELDY  3 M2    9
 21  15   41 263  3.1    214   7 18.48  14.26    319
 21  16   64  89  1.5    242  12 40.04  27.63    266
 21  17   29  86  3.1    282  15 10.70  17.20    536
 
San Antonio
   29.400  98.640  600.   506 Scotty Dr.           2000  5.0 12
 
*** 1999 May  7/ 8   Fri evening/Sat morning  *** Times are CDT 
 
Hrs Min  Alt Azi  Mag    Hgt    R  A      Dec  Range
 
20474 PRC-26 Rk      90 11B    14 M 3.0 ELDY  3 M2    9
 21  15   47 280  2.9    214   7 26.05  27.59    286
 21  16   53  67  1.8    241  13 36.58  36.56    297
 21  17   25  79  3.4    282  15 32.81  21.21    585