Re: Titan IV 2nd stage elset on OIG

Tony Beresford (starman@camtech.net.au)
Tue, 25 May 1999 12:11:30 +0930

At 05:39 25/05/99 , Ted Molczan wrote:
>1 25745U 99028B   99144.74219679  .00843989  79343-5  61589-3 0    22
>2 25745  63.3904  94.1494 0069604 171.3855 189.2671 16.09796962    72
> 
The possibilities seem to narrow to being
1. A Noss-like cluster launch ( requires critical inclination
   to minimize movement between members). Should become obvious
   in a few days, as the orientation elements of the rocket
    define the plane of the orbit quite closely. Given the launch
    time and our winter season, it will be a while before 
    one can see it in Australia

2. Something in a Molniya type orbit, such as SDS ( a comsat).
    Has search possibilities for thus South of the equator.
Tony Beresford
(34.96S,138.633E,100m)