I Saw TiPS

Jim Varney (sat_watcher@rocketmail.com)
Sat, 23 Aug 1997 23:27:03 -0700 (PDT)

We've had "I saw Mir" and "I saw Iridium" -- let's not forget TiPS :)

Positional obs: appulse star SAO 123074 in Ophiuchus
RA 18h 4m, Dec +1 50m (J2000)
04:16:36.8 Aug 24 UT

This elset from the NRL web page
(http://hyperspace.nrl.navy.mil/TIPS/latest_tips.els)

TiPS(NRL)
1 23937U 96029  F 97235.63888889 0.00000076  00000 0  94968-4 0  0000
2 23937  63.4287 114.4085 0039154 359.9882  14.4987 13.64010643  2083

is only off by 0.05 deg in track (actual track to west) and TiPS was a
mere 0.6 seconds late.

Not bad.


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