Re: 96072A / USA 129 has been recovered

From: Bjoern Gimle (bjorn.gimle@tietotech.se)
Date: Sat Dec 02 2000 - 14:28:51 PST

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    Here is Ted's most probable elset for USA 129, and a guess for USA 116.
    
    USA 129 Search
    1 70003U          00335.08094329  .00040000  00000-0  60988-3 0    07
    2 70003  97.8152  35.2887 0513000 158.2240   0.0000 14.73500000    08
    USA 116 Search
    1 70013U 95066A   00335.23641528  .00020235  00000-0  45899-3 0    16
    2 70013  97.9527  84.0380 0466319  11.0767 350.0291 14.73613379  1127
    
    When more accurate data for USA 129 become available, try to look for USA
    116 about 2:44 after USA 129, decreasing by about a minute a day, also
    adjust MM 14.736 of this elset to about 0.0007 higher than (the MM on day
    00335 for) USA 129. These conditions are clearly not fulfilled by the above
    elsets, but should provide reasonable search +- 10 minutes.
    
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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Ted Molczan" <molczan@home.com>
    To: <SeeSat-L@blackadder.lmsal.com>
    Sent: Friday, December 01, 2000 11:23 PM
    Subject: 96072A / USA 129 has been recovered
    
    
    > I agree with Tony Beresford that he has recovered USA 129, per his post
    earlier
    > today:
    >
    > http://www2.satellite.eu.org/seesat/Dec-2000/0004.html
    >
    > Further observations are required in order to determine the exact time of
    the
    > manoeuvre, but I note that Tony reported USA 129 about 15 seconds early on
    > these search elements:
    >
    > 1 70002U          00335.01357639  .00040000  00000-0  60988-3 0    05
    > 2 70002  97.8152  35.2224 0513000 158.4454   0.0000 14.73500000    01
    >
    > and 26 seconds late on these search elements:
    >
    > 1 70003U          00335.08094329  .00040000  00000-0  60988-3 0    07
    > 2 70003  97.8152  35.2887 0513000 158.2240   0.0000 14.73500000    08
    >
    > The epoch's of the above appear to be the most probable candidate
    manoeuvre
    > times.
    >
    > Observers should allow for several minutes uncertainty in the time of
    arrival,
    > based on the above elsets.
    >
    > Ted Molczan
    >
    >
    >
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