Unusual Sat launch 12/24

TLINDER@aol.com
Sat, 23 Dec 1995 21:28:38 -0500

A classified satellite is rumored to be launched into a near polar orbit
around dusk on 12/24.  Its orbit very closely matches that of Landsat 5 and
it is thought that the new spacecraft may use Landsat 5 for cover.  The
vehicle is rumored to be approximately 48 feet long and may have a flashing
red light.  According to sources who wish to remain anonomous, the spacecraft
is a one-man reusable vehicle and will, after delivering its payload, reenter
and land after approximately 24 hours.  Here are the expected elements for
this satellite:


Rudysat 1
1 1224AU 84021A   95347.96796447  .00000071  00000-0  26122-4 0  4058
2 14780  98.3601  155.1017 0002986 127.1141 233.0336 14.57032611626750

If anyone else has any information on this satellite please post it here.


MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY 1996 TO ALL!!!!

TIM LINDER