COLA announcement

Jeff Hunt (jhunt@eagle1.eaglenet.com)
Thu, 7 Aug 97 10:12:03

Florida Today at :
http://www.flatoday.com/hot85.htm
announced that there is a collision avoidance concern between Discovery and 
Soyuz TM-26 if Discovery launches on time. I haven't had time to check it 
out yet but the close approach supposidly occurs between 14:53-14:55 UTC, 
shortly after launch.

Here are the latest elsets from OIG and the predicted element for Discovery 
for launch at 14:41 UTC, Aug 7.

-Jeff Hunt<jhunt@eagle1.eaglnet.com>


STS-85
1 99985U          97219.63874844  .00029653  36811-8  85827-4 0    12
2 99985  57.0000  76.4760 0008548 266.7495 262.6168 15.92299149    11

Mir 
1 16609U 86017A   97218.99057827  .00000295  00000-0  10000-4 0  5052
2 16609  51.6535 190.6366 0004749 357.4107   2.6837 15.59612558654953

Progress M-35
1 24851U 97033A   97219.11873166  .01217317  00000-0  13799-1 0   402
2 24851  51.6543 189.9918 0004487  16.6770 342.6577 15.59334369  5143

Soyuz TM-26 
1 24886U 97038A   97219.19602055  .00194279  28280-4  25984-3 0   102
2 24886  51.6497 189.7596 0028992 122.9373 237.4430 16.05225326   256