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The 93- 9 objects

The program entry was:

93-  9 A ?   1     CDS 1: for low latitudes; triple max acc to MM
 94-12-27 MM  32.3 7-inv, trip
From the Satellite Situation Report:

                                                                    RCS
22489 93-009A  OXP 1                 US    100.0  25.0   790   727  2.435
22490 93-009B  SCD 1               BRAZIL  100.0  25.0   789   724  0.907
22491 93-009C  PEGASUS R/B           US     99.7  25.0   785   706  0.195
I have observed 93 9A 3 times. My guess is that it is the rocket. From the RCS, I would guess that SCD 1 is the B object and OXP 1 is the C object. I will try to observe them some time.

(But I certainly could be wrong. If the C object is an Orion third stage, it should have a larger RCS.)

Mainly my reason is by comparing these observations against those of 93 26B, which is also supposed to be an Orion third stage.

Mike McCants



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