Observations of geosync satellites

Rainer Kracht (R.Kracht@t-online.de)
Wed, 24 Jul 96 15:25 +0100

Observations of geosyncs satellites


GEO331
elset from 16 observations July 19 22:34 to July 21 23:46 UTC

GEO331        
1 99331U          96203.00000000  .00000000  00000-0  00000+0 0    07
2 99331   1.3312  12.0775 0146104 169.3891  89.9680  1.00268483    04

groundtrack between 330.6 and 334.0 deg east long.
center of groundtrack is at 332.3 deg east long.

first obs 1995 March
center of groundtrack was between 331.2 and 332.4 deg east long.
observed magnitudes 9.5 to 11.5
standard magnitude (1000 km, phase 90 deg) mag 3.3


GEO347
elset from 14 observations March 07 19:44 to March 08 23:38 UTC

GEO347 (Chalet/Vortex)
1 99347U          96 68.00000000  .00000000  00000-0  00000+0 0    03
2 99347   8.1301 330.9687 1452642 262.8738 279.3387  1.00267836    05

groundtrack between 330.6 and 3.8 deg east long.
center of groundtrack is at 347.2 deg east long.

first obs 1995 April
center of groundtrack was between 347.0 and 347.4 deg east long.
observed magnitudes 10 to 11.5
standard magnitude (1000 km, phase 90 deg) mag 3


DSCS 3-06
elset from 7 observations Feb 22 23:32 to March 03 20:38 UTC

DSCS 3-06     
1 22009U 92 37  A 96 58.00000000  .00000000  00000-0  00000+0 0    04
2 22009    .0513 155.3877 0016322  64.5100 284.3119  1.00271078    04

groundtrack between 347.9 and 348.3 deg east long.
center of groundtrack is at 348.1 deg east long.

first obs 1996 February
observed magnitudes 10 to 12
standard magnitude (1000 km, phase 90 deg) mag 4.2


GEO348
elset from 6 observations July 19 23:49 to July 21 22:56 UTC

GEO348        
1 99348U          96203.00000000  .00000000  00000-0  00000+0 0    05
2 99348   4.3128  84.2446 0239159   1.6625 201.5550  1.00268890    02

groundtrack between 345.6 and 351.2 deg east long.
center of groundtrack is at 348.4 deg east long.

first obs 1996 February
center of groundtrack was between 347.9 and 348.4 deg east long.
observed magnitudes 10.5 to 12.3
standard magnitude (1000 km, phase 90 deg) mag 3.4
(was bright at large phase angles and faint at small phase angles)


Milstar 2
elset from 26 observations July 16 22:08 to July 18 23:38 UTC

Milstar 2     
1 23712U 95 60  A 96200.00000000  .00000000  00000-0  00000+0 0    04
2 23712   3.5297 295.0509 0001939 204.3083 160.7324  1.00270457    04

groundtrack between 3.9 and 4.0 deg east long.
center of groundtrack is at 4.0 deg east long.
first obs 1996 July
observed magnitudes 6.5 to 9.1


 Rainer Kracht  1996 July 24
 R.Kracht@t-online.de
 +9.6626E, +53.7695N, 9m