Yamal satellites

David Anderman (danderman@constellationservices.com)
Mon, 13 Sep 1999 08:40:18 -0700

I notice that there isn't any new data on the 2 recent Yamal comsats from
the Air Force. The initial data indicated that these were in 52 degree 12
hours elliptical orbits, and had not maneuvered into their final orbit. Now,
reports are that one is in trouble, which could mean that it won't go into
its final orbits.

Is it common for new public objects like these to remain un-updated for some
time?

David Anderman