The behaviour of 92- 36 B = 22007

Kurt Jonckheere (kjonckheere@unicall.be)
Sun, 3 Dec 95 12:19:36 +0000 (GMT)

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Orbital elements of 92036 B during last month showed:

date            mmdot      mean motion
95298.39086320  .00000005  13.76519571
95302.82484130  .00000008  13.76519368
95311.32934270  .00000048  13.76520177   
95324.77660932  .00000018  13.76519551   (normal)
95332.19077309 -.00000436  13.76514724   (something happened!)
95332.19077544 -.00000453  13.76514546 
95333.20841487 -.00000765  13.76510101 
95333.71724097 -.00001043  13.76506248 
95334.08072181 -.00007791  13.76460240 

Last week this Cosmos rocket (SL-8) showed a very sudden jump
in Mean Motion that is still going on now.
Between day 332 and 334 (30-11-1995) the Semi Major Axis 
increased with about 300 meters!

Last observations of Jean-Pierre Rohart and Leo Barhorst 
some months ago showed a long period.  

This rocket has an inclination of 82.9 degrees.  A lot of objects in
similar orbits had accelerations and jumps in mean motion 
in the past years, for instance 84-109 B, 86- 37 B and 79- 30 B.

So there is a great chance that this one is accelerating now.