Re: Titan 4A Oct 23 (early Oct.24 UT) ?

J. Donald Gardner (fn470@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Fri, 17 Oct 1997 11:07:06 -0400 (EDT)

Reply to message from of Fri, 17 Oct
>Florida Today has:
>    Upcoming launches include:
>    Oct. 23: Air Force Titan 4A on mission A-18 with a classified National
>    Reconnaissance Office payload using no upper stage from Space
>    Launch Complex-4 East at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., during
>    a launch period of 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. EDT (0000-0400 GMT).
>On Oct.24 at 03:48 the SB leg of the orbit of Lacrosse 2 passes over VB.
>Ted Molczan's proposed two-orbit spacing (if inclination is 68 degrees)
>would mean a launch time around 00:30 UT.

Assuming that it will launch during this window does anyone have any
visiblity info for those in the Los Angeles area?  

How much above the horizon should it be when it passes LA?


Don Gardner
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