Re: Paleo-SeeSaters (or: Sputnik-1 elset req.)

Ruben Velasco (heston@arrakis.es)
Fri, 29 Aug 1997 09:46:13 +0200 (MET DST)

Thanks for the Sputnik elements, in particular to Sven.

At 18:08 27/08/97 +0200, Sven Grahn <svengrahn@mail.wineasy.se> wrote:

>Try these for Sputnik 1 rocket and Sputnik 2.
>
>Sputnik 1 rocket
>1 00001E 57  1  A 57277.80437500  .00301870  00000-0  00000-0 0    10
>2 00001  65.1000 340.3821 0520478  58.0000 306.9536 14.96977024    00

I've just tried it, but it doesn't fit with the list of passes I've
got from contemporary publications:
 
Sydney:         10:09 Oct. 8, 1957  Moscow Time.
Boston:         12:56
Beijing:        15:59
Moscow:         22:17
Madrid:         01:49 Oct. 9, 1957  Moscow Time.
Helsinki:       01:56
Berlin:         08:31

According to TrakStar (and your orbit):

1957 Oct 08  07:09:00   55 01'39" N    15 41'10" W    384.814    
1957 Oct 08  09:56:00   10 17'28" N   168 11'07" E    312.724 ECL
1957 Oct 08  12:59:00   23 15'03" S   105 40'02" E    515.064 ECL
1957 Oct 08  19:17:00   44 58'40" S     5 56'32" W    682.252    
1957 Oct 08  22:49:00   22 46'09" N    20 54'11" W    263.089 ECL
1957 Oct 08  22:56:00   47 28'24" N     3 37'58" W    220.851 ECL
1957 Oct 09  05:31:00   64 29'58" N    29 05'33" W    302.121 ECL

I've also tried it assuming that the times above indicated are not
Moscow Time but UTC, Local time, etc...  It didn't work.

Perhaps the orbit of the satellite itself was much different. :-??

 PS- Is there any URL out there where we can find other "classic"
     TLEs ?

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Ruben Velasco <heston@arrakis.es>
Escuela Superior de Ingenieros / Telecomunicacion.  Sevilla - SPAIN
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