Obs May 24 & Irid recovery

James Nix (nixj@bellsouth.net)
Mon, 24 May 1999 23:59:52 +0000

Obs May 24 & 25, 1999

IOD:
20978 90 105A   8935 F 19990524025455930 27 25 1836923+382726 58 S+055 10       
13845 83 008F   8935 F 19990525031248830 27 25 1253913+555748 58 S+080 10       
13874 83 008H   8935 F 19990525031336470 27 25 1253547+554547 58 S+080 10       


Iridium:
Flares predicted for Ir's 2, 4, 37 & 61 within a twenty minute span.  Despite
high cirrus in the WSW #'s 4, 37 & 61 burned through at 2.0, 1.5 & .5 all on
time.  61 was shorter in duration than predicted, probably the thin clouds.


Many thanks to all who responded to my inquiry on recovering Satellites like the
Iridiums.  I've put many responses (I've kept them anonymous) on a page at my
site the direct link is:
http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Galaxy/3070/Satrecov.htm
Any comments on recovery systems or ideas, other that STS, would be appreciated
and will be added to the page.

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