Sat, 28 Dec 1996 19:29:24 -0500 (EST)

On Sat, 28 Dec 1996, Bjoern Gimle wrote:

> >After many, many, hours, I've made some changes to SSR 11/96.
> >1st, can someone suggest how to save some time in the future?  I wanted to
> >sort by Int. Designation rather than SpaceCommand Catalog #....
> My ssr11 is sorted on Int.Des. as I got it from OIG. How did you get
> yours, and what format is it ?

What I did was combine 'in orbit' and 'decayed' objects into one file.  I 
wanted to have everything from a launch together, whether in orbit or not.
Otherwise, what I got was the same as you have.

> >This recently cataloged object has 2 different catalog #s.  Which is right?
> >
> >24647 66-077D  OPS 0856 DEB          US    167.2  89.5  4342  3009
> >23820 66-077D  OPS 0856 DEB          US    164.5  88.3  6251   880  .042
> >
> #24647 has been labelled "P" in most recent elsets. Anyway, they are
> obviously two different objects in stable orbits. Objects to N do appear
> in the report.

So the elements seem right and SSR is wrong.  I sent OIG a note about this.

Jay Respler
Details of how to get on the Satellite Observer Mail List, satellite elements,
prediction programs and other satellite information, at the Visual Satellite
Observers Home Page:
    Satellite Tracker * Early Typewriter Collector
               Freehold, New Jersey