Iridium 9 orbit alteration

From: Tony Beresford (starman@camtech.net.au)
Date: Wed Oct 11 2000 - 18:06:12 PDT

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    Just noticed from Alan Pickup's iridium  elsets that he
    kindly arranged to mail by script, that the orbit of Iridium 9
    ( 24838 ) had been lowered by 15Km. A query to OIG for the last 5
    TLE's showed that the mean motion and argument of perigee has
    been changing orbit by orbit.
    Tony Beresford
    
    Iridium 9        4.0  1.8  0.0  6.0 d   13       750 x 746 km
    1 24838U 97030C   00281.34901925  .00003209  00000-0  95008-3 0  4183
    2 24838  86.4574  17.9619 0003121  72.1820 287.9717 14.43150567173100
    Iridium 9        4.0  1.8  0.0  6.0 d   13       751 x 746 km
    1 24838U 97030C   00283.77580991  .00002196  00000-0  64822-3 0  4193
    2 24838  86.4580  16.9504 0003256  67.2360 292.9171 14.43160005173458
    IRIDIUM 09
    1 24838U 97030C   00285.32138947  .01745213  00000-0  47211+0 0  4213
    2 24838  86.4605  16.3080 0003348  93.1673  12.2071 14.44282754173679
    IRIDIUM 09
    1 24838U 97030C   00285.50894959  .02390527  00000-0  62443+0 0  4225
    2 24838  86.4145  16.1650 0003228 330.2355  30.1712 14.45370359173703
    IRIDIUM 09
    1 24838U 97030C   00285.57810700  .02394449  00000-0  67572+0 0  4229
    2 24838  86.4666  16.2094 0002696 183.5670 176.6106 14.45802780173768
    IRIDIUM 09
    1 24838U 97030C   00285.71651524  .03443660  00000-0  86910+0 0  4231
    2 24838  86.4647  16.1414 0003659  48.7732 311.5788 14.46833741173738
    Iridium 9        4.0  1.8  0.0  6.0 d   13       737 x 733 km
    1 24838U 97030C   00285.78562706  .03419460  00000-0  85610+0 0  4249
    2 24838  86.4572  16.1078 0003161  59.0393 301.1139 14.47244440173746
    
    
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