Re: Pre-solstice spysat launches: why?

Anthony Beresford (
Mon, 30 Dec 1996 13:12:47 +1030 (CST)

At 12:49 PM 12/30/96 +1030, I wrote:
I should have added to my earlier report
Thanks to Ted Molczan who provided an element set which
covers my earliest observations quite well,
and has been analysing my observations.
These elements have a mean motion of about 15.05 revs/day and
the usual eccentric orbit.

Ted and I  are not absolutely certain I am seeing the payload.
I lean towards the view that I am.  Havent seen
any other object like a discarded titan upper stage.
Observations from other observers in Southern hemisphere
would help of course . For those not In Australia
just observe the orbit plane in the south  from
 2100-2300 local time 
Ted has some puzzles analysing the obs which he has
said in private e-mail he will mail to the group.
Tony Beresford