New launch

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Tue, 2 Sep 1997 08:01:28 +0100

Elsets have appeared on OIG for five objects, apparently from a Chinese
Long March 2 launch carrying two simulated Iridiums on a demo flight for
Motorola. Will (some of) these flare too?

The names I have assigned are very provisional and the drag rates are
certainly too low. Further elsest will be auto-posted in select.tle,
available via my SatEvo WWW page below.

Iridium simulation?                              638 x 215 km
1 24925U 97048A   97244.94851353  .00000415 -13075-5  00000-0 0    10
2 24925  86.2228 126.3553 0310589 159.0148 201.2724 15.46706106    49
Iridium simulation?                              633 x 623 km
1 24926U 97048B   97245.03080148  .00000027  00000-0  00000-0 0    15
2 24926  86.3396 126.2201 0007148  10.5098 349.6946 14.80432648    75
Long March 2 r?                                  652 x 186 km
1 24927U 97048C   97244.94836499  .00000404 -12697-5  00000-0 0    13
2 24927  86.3253 126.1715 0343001 170.7902 189.8421 15.49312571    59
Long March 2 deb?                                819 x 177 km
1 24928U 97048D   97244.96316653  .00000399 -12540-5  00000-0 0    11
2 24928  86.0515 126.2232 0467475 166.9197 239.2167 15.22644164    52
Long March 2 deb?                                844 x 179 km
1 24929U 97048E   97244.96316653  .00000405 -12708-5  00000-0 0    16
2 24929  86.0705 126.2473 0482681 162.5627 237.0752 15.18029983    54

Alan
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