Guess for IRS-1C elset

Mike McCants (
Thu, 28 Dec 1995 01:59:55 -0600

>From: Anil Ganju

>Thanks for the above info. I have been waiting anxiously for this launch
>(IRS-1C) and was really hoping someone out there might have a pre-launch 
>2 line element set.

Assuming it's launched to the south, my guess is:

1 95362U          95362.28400000 0.00000000  00000-0  00000+0 0    06
2 95362  98.7100  72.9700 0022300 156.1000 337.7000 14.22500000    01

>On a side note, any chance of visually observing the IRS satellite on
>the east-coast of the US (Washington, DC specifically), soon after its

No, the launch is occurring in the daytime and the opposite northern
latitude crossing will be inside the Earth's shadow.

Mike McCants