Iridium 11A R/B decay watch

Matson, Robert (
Tue, 19 Jan 1999 15:25:08 -0800

Hi All,

Those in the San Francisco Bay Area will have at least a small
chance of catching the reentry of Iridium 11A R/B (#25579) early
Wednesday morning, January 20.  Based on Alan Pickup's
propagated elset, San Francisco has a 50-degree culmination
pass in the west at 4:33am PST (12:33 UT).  This is half a rev
later than Alan's latest prediction -- well within the uncertainty
window.  The pass is south to north.  It is not sunlit, so the
rocket will need to be providing its own illumination for it to
be seen.  --Rob