latest STS-74 elsets

Walter Nissen (dk058@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Mon, 20 Nov 1995 07:47:59 -0500

Excerpts from the latest State Vector Data from the Shuttle Home Page, 
Mission at a Glance: 
 
     NOTE: 
           Deorbit burn opportunities to KSC are available on Orbit 128 
           at 324:15:58:15 UTC and on Orbit 129 at 324:17:32:53 UTC 
 
     This vector is valid for prediction purposes until 325: 0: 0:  .0 UTC 
STS-74 
1 23714U 95061A   95323.98051743  .00019322  00000-0  20677-3 0  9225 
2 23714  51.6397  97.1737 0007274 276.2987  83.7349 15.76056925  1185 
 
     This vector is valid for prediction purposes until 326: 0: 0:  .0 UTC 
STS-74 
1 16609U 86017A   95323.99577044  .00003885  00000-0  46559-4 0  9235 
2 16609  51.6414  97.2768 0002895 342.4939  17.6116 15.58098579557244 
 
The fact that the vulgar name is wrong in the latter elset is typical.  I 
long ago gave up hope that the vulgar name would be reliable.  That is why 
I call it the "vulgar name" instead of "common name"; to express a warning 
that newbies should be very wary of them.  They seem nice, but they seem 
nicer than they really are.  Try not to pay much attention to them; you'll 
have to pay your cardiologist later, or not at all. 
 
Cheers. 
 
Walter Nissen                    dk058@cleveland.freenet.edu

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