Iridium 82 being lowered again?

From: Rod Sladen (satellite@rod.sladen.org.uk)
Date: Tue Oct 07 2003 - 17:18:49 EDT

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    The latest elset from OIG:
    
    IRIDIUM 82
    1 25467U 98051A   03280.46862331  .00168483  00000-0  59459-1 0  2450
    2 25467  86.3953 312.0281 0010866 102.7867 258.1314 14.34767939269711
    
    shows Iridium 82 some 10km lower than, and in a somewhat more
    eccentric orbit than, the previous elset which showed it still on
    station in the operational orbit:
    IRIDIUM 82
    1 25467U 98051A   03279.98031313 +.00000313 +00000-0 +10484-3 0 02514
    2 25467 086.3873 312.2236 0004740 071.0443 289.1268 14.34218413269648
    
    It remains to be seen whether Iridium 82 has now also to be
    counted among the failures.  Meanwhile, the orbit of Iridium 38
    continues slowly to decay.
    Unfortunately, patchy cloud this evening denied me the opportunity
    to confirm the presence or otherwise of solar panel flares from
    Iridium 38 and Iridium 82.
    There is no sign yet of any boost to Iridium 77, the other spare
    satellite in orbital plane 6.
    
    -- 
    Rod Sladen
    Beeston, Nottinghamshire, UK
    52.923N, 1.219W
    
    
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