Re: Delta 2 Iridium Launch Successful

Brian Webb (102670.1206@CompuServe.COM)
21 Aug 97 20:59:15 EDT

The Delta II/Iridium exact launch time was 97 August 21 00:38:40 UTC. At launch
time I was 7 km
east of the pad. Beautiful late afternoon launch...unfortunately the vehicle
disappeared into the
overcast at T +5 seconds.

I would like to observe these five new satellites as soon as possible. Does
anybody have any
observing tips for watching Iridiums? Also, how bright (or faint) are they?


Brian Webb
Thousand Oaks, California