Prelaunch Elset for 9 Nov 97 Iridium launch

Ron Lee (ronlee@pcisys.net)
Sat, 01 Nov 1997 11:39:25 -0700

Iridium, Delta, 9 Nov 97, 00:34 UT (Prelaunch)
1 91234U 970XXA   97313.09696760  .00000027  00000-0  00000+0 0    13
2 91234  86.4020 118.7808 0014611 253.5528 277.4218 14.80129216    02
Iridium, Delta, 9 Nov 97, 00:34 UT (Prelaunch)
1 91235U 970YYA   97315.65673321 -.00080964  00000-0  00000-0 0   139
2 91235  86.6961 117.5715 0011997 226.7502 133.2825 15.05257662   009

The first (#91234) is assuming a 14.8 rev/day insertion orbit.  The second
(#91235) is based upon a 15.05 rev/day orbit (like the last Delta launch).

The difference in epochs can be ignored.  Both seem to be correct for the 
projected launch time so I assume they are good.

My guess is that the #91235 elset is the one to believe.  If anyone knows
the correct insertion mean motion and inclination, I will adjust for that.
A real elset would be better (hint hint).

Warm up your favorite flare prediction software and check for multiple
monster flares.

Ron Lee