"Dummy" Iridiums launched by China

Sven Grahn (svengrahn@mail.wineasy.se)
Tue, 02 Sep 1997 21:08:52 +0200

A Long March 2 rocket was successfully launched into orbit at about 1400 UT on Sept. 1 from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center (TSLC) in China's Shanxi Province of China. It carried two dummy Iridium satellites (probably 24926 and 24930).

     

     Sven Grahn

     

     

     1 24925U 97048A   97245.33422454  .00086624  42569-6  30478-3 0    33 

     2 24925  86.2256 126.0381 0286768 155.0272 191.2499 15.46807772   106

     

     1 24926U 97048B   97245.03080148  .00000027  00000-0  00000+0 0    14 

     2 24926  86.3396 126.2201 0007148  10.5098 349.6946 14.80432648    75

     

     1 24927U 97048C   97245.34273148  .00460168 -13240-5  42897-3 0    31 

     2 24927  86.3470 125.9902 0352044 168.2056 230.7297 15.49615204   117

     

     1 24928U 97048D   97245.15198356  .04683840 -16748-5  50194-2 0    29 

     2 24928  86.0298 126.1534 0454130 165.4992 195.9790 15.25074710    85

     

     1 24929U 97048E   97245.08797960  .04319312 -16475-5  47515-2 0    28 

     2 24929  86.0691 126.1863 0476293 162.1924 199.6909 15.19762788    75

     

     1 24930U 97048F   97245.09838150 -.04659099  00000-0 -70545+0 0    26 

     2 24930  86.3291 126.1786 0007573  30.5020 329.6674 14.79149787    84



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