Perigee passes for Delta 2 R/B

Wed, 27 Aug 97 20:22:09 PDT

For the continental US, a Delta 2 Rocket Body (#24877 97-035B) is making
some very low perigee passes in the late morning hours.  Some of the passes
are as low as 122 miles (196 km).  I didn't see an RCS in the satellite
situation report, but averaging previous Delta 2 R/B's I came up with a
figure around 14 sq meteres.  It should be bright, and very fast.
Those of you getting up for the Iridium passes should check it out.

 Craig Cholar    3432P@VM1.CC.NPS.NAVY.MIL