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92- 8 B accelerated

I observed 92 8B going down from a period of 19 seconds on Feb. 6 to a period of 18 seconds on Feb. 7. Here are orbital elements indicating abnormal drag values in December and February (continuing to the present):


94.11.26:1 21876U 92008  B 94325.83686611  .00000093  00000-0  97849-4 0  5680
94.12.03:1 21876U 92008  B 94331.87961384  .00001223  00000-0  12929-2 0  5729
94.12.10:1 21876U 92008  B 94337.84953271  .00000418  00000-0  44195-3 0  5746
94.12.17:1 21876U 92008  B 94348.84293062  .00000169  00000-0  16349-3 0  5779
94.12.24:1 21876U 92008  B 94353.35676873  .00000275  00000-0  29049-3 0  5786
94.12.31:1 21876U 92008  B 94362.23884404  .00000048  00000-0  51114-4 0  5804

95.02.04:1 21876U 92008  B 95 33.56799913  .00000046  00000-0  31877-4 0  5897
95.02.11:1 21876U 92008  B 95 39.10107086  .00000438  00000-0  44572-3 0  5910
95.02.18:1 21876U 92008  B 95 42.52280097  .00001835  00000-0  19373-2 0  5938
95.02.18:2 21876  82.9206  58.4972 0034843 121.2311 239.2300 13.74351006149655
95.02.25:1 21876U 92008  B 95 53.44309949  .00000740  00000-0  76448-3 0  5974
95.02.25:2 21876  82.9193  50.3950 0036461  93.7025 266.8297 13.74371482151159

Mike McCants


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