KH, Lacrosse orbits

Allen Thomson (thomsona@netcom.com)
Wed, 4 Sep 1996 16:19:40 -0700

I'm working up an analysis of the USA 86/116 and Lacrosse coverage of 
southern Iraq for 1-4 September 1996 to see if there's any evidence
of coordination with the missile strikes there. My latest element
sets from here and kilroy indicate a striking lack of coverage
from early morning to early afternoon, with a gap of several hours
between the strikes and good passes of the satellites for bomb
damage assessment.

Is there any evidence that any of the satellites, particularly USA 86 & 116,
adjusted their orbits in the past few days to fill in this morning gap?