Updated 96072A elements - 14 Jan

Ted Molczan (molczan@fox.nstn.ca)
Wed, 15 Jan 1997 01:04:19 -0500

Here is my latest orbit, based on observations from 11-14 Jan:

USA 129         15.0  3.0  0.0  5.1 v
1 24680U 96072  A 97 14.50932211  .00008170  00000-0  82952-4 0    07
2 24680  97.8727  79.9962 0554171  84.1022 244.6502 14.72320104    01

I started with a larger number of points, and arrived at the following
which consistently had the lowest residuals:

Obs 19
1997 jan 11 1225:13.02 -31.125556 149.11444 390 21.566667 -82.683333 1
Obs 20
1997 jan 11 1226:58.07 -31.125556 149.11444 390 02.483333 -65.633333 1
Obs 26
1997 jan 13 1143:26.58 -31.125556 149.11444 390 12.200000 -64.516667 1
Obs 28
1997 jan 13 1320:41.30 -31.125556 149.11444 390 23.443333 -52.716667 1
Obs 29
1997 jan 13 1323:36.48 -31.125556 149.11444 390 01.150000 -25.900000 1
Obs 31
1997 jan 14 1212:54.52 -31.125556 149.11444 390 05.616667 -79.933333 1

Residuals              radians
Obs 19                  0.0002
Obs 20                  0.0001
Obs 26                  0.0001
Obs 28                  0.0002
Obs 29                  0.0001
Obs 31                  0.0000

RMS 0.0001 radians

BSTAR [8.2952e-005]:
inclination [97.8727]:
R.A. Asc. Node [79.9962]:
eccentricity [0.0554171]:
arg of perigee [84.1022]:
quasi mean anomaly [328.7523]:
mean motion [14.72320104]:
mean anomaly 244.6502