Prelaunch Elset, Iridium, 27 Sep 97

Ron Lee (ronlee@pcisys.net)
Thu, 25 Sep 1997 21:24:43

Iridium Launch 6, Delta, 27 Sep 97, 01:23:26 UT
1 91234U 970xxA   97270.13141204  .00000027  00000-0  00000+0 0    18
2 91234  86.4020  88.8138 0014611 253.5528 277.4218 14.80129216    05

Assume time error of 1 minute and a few degrees in cross track error.
Every time I get close to a good prelaunch elset, they change the 
inclination and/or mean motion.

I recommend going to the SatEvo site :  

http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/

and download Select.tle for better elsets prior to an observation.

Ron Lee