Updated 96072B elements

Ted Molczan (molczan@fox.nstn.ca)
Mon, 20 Jan 1997 13:10:37 -0500

Here is a very accurate recent element set:

USA 129 r        9.8  3.0  0.0  3.0 v
1 24681U 96072  B 97 20.09831435  .02077000  00000-0  14871-3 0    09
2 24681  97.8460  87.8600 0341970  58.5528 304.9000 15.67604427    01


Correction of Past Elset
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Also, I have discovered that both of my epoch 97015 elsets had erroneous
mean motions - a simple mechanical error on my part. The correct elset was:

USA 129 r        9.8  3.0  0.0  3.0 v
1 24681U 96072  B 97 17.15133102  .01650000  00000-0  34004-3 0    04
2 24681  97.8480  84.5900 0365500  69.0000 294.9700 15.56583690    08

As before, this elset closely fits Greg Roberts' 15 and 16 Jan points.
Also, it agrees to within about 2 s in time with his 17 Jan observation,
in which he did not obtain a point, but did measure that the object was
66 s early, and estimated it was 1 deg lower, relative Pierre's 97015.864 
epoch elset.

Due to the earlier erroneous mean motion, I had to increase the ndot/2 to 
0.0249 to force a fit. With the correct mean motion, that problem has gone
away, so I am confident of 0.0165 as the mean motion at 97017.15.

Clear skies!
Ted