New Iridium Elsets

Jim Varney (jamesv@softcom.net)
Thu, 14 May 1998 22:00:58 -0700

"Keith Stein" <kstein@launchspace.com> wrote:

> Delta/Iridium Nominal Orbit Data
> 
>                                     SECO-1           SECO-2          
> EPOCH (D/HH:MM:SS.SSS):             135/21:39:19.900 135/22:26:42.100
> PERIOD (MIN):                       92.738           97.498 
>
(snip)


Roughly translated to TLE's (with wild guesses for drag) I get:
       

SV-1 SEP
1 90001U 98999A   98135.93791667  .00000600 +00000-0  60000-4 0 00000
2 90000 086.583  265.2570 0003410 119.1820 253.8990 14.77260425000000
SV-2 SEP
1 90002U 98999B   98135.94486111  .00000600 +00000-0  60000-4 0 00000
2 90000 086.580  265.2550 0013920 194.3570 215.7060 14.80461050000000
SV-3 SEP
1 90003U 98999C   98135.94775463  .00000600 +00000-0  60000-4 0 00000
2 90000 086.579  265.2530 0017460 219.0050 206.4410 14.81905132000000
SV-4 SEP
1 90004U 98999D   98135.95064815  .00000600 +00000-0  60000-4 0 00000
2 90000 086.579  265.2510 0018820 241.5390 199.2790 14.82802449000000
SV-5 SEP
1 90005U 98999E   98135.95354167  .00000600 +00000-0  60000-4 0 00000
2 90000 086.579  265.2490 0017280 262.9760 193.2100 14.82899900000000


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Jim Varney
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