Re: Titan 4 launched

Bjoern Gimle (bjorn@tt-tech.se)
Fri, 24 Oct 1997 10:28:49 +0100

If 7:34 means 02:32 UT as announced, and inclination is 57 degrees,
and parking orbit left at launch+02:30 as suggested by the ILAM in
http://www2.plasma.mpe-garching.mpg.de/sat/seesat/Oct-1997/0101.html
, this my guess:

Lacrosse 3-57 02:32 UT 971024                    688 x 663
1 97147U 97099  A 97297.14812665  .00000200  00000-0  34292-4 0    22
2 97147  56.9994 156.1213 0017978 215.8743 144.1070 14.65411053    22

Note that MM turned out a bit low; try              16.68111053    22 ?

At the time of launch, Lacrosse 2 orbit plane was only 20 degrees east
of Vandenberg, so a 68 degree orbit is unlikely, Anyway, here it is:

Lacrosse 3-68 02:32 UT 971024                    686 x 647
1 97147U 97099  A 97297.14758547  .00000200  00000-0  34292-4 0    20
2 97147  67.9993 145.8900 0027488 195.0295 165.0020 14.68346997    23

And here are the respective parking orbits:

Lacrosse 3-57 02:32 UT 971024                    683 x 427
1 97147U 97099  A 97297.14991394  .00020200  00000-0  34292-4 0    18
2 97147  56.9990 156.1300 0184600 160.8266 199.9841 15.04000054    13
Lacrosse 3-68 02:32 UT 971024                    683 x 427
1 97147U 97099  A 97297.14922857  .00020200  00000-0  34292-4 0    16
2 97147  67.9990 145.8956 0184600 164.5356 196.1541 15.04000052    12

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