More on the UNID Seen Twice

From: Brad Young (allenb_young@yahoo.com)
Date: Fri Jul 04 2008 - 03:20:39 UTC

  • Next message: Brad Young: "BY Obs Jul 4"

    Could this have been USA 142 (25669, 99017A)? I notice it's been lost since November 2007, and predicted track is very similar to what I saw. Looks like it was predicted to pass me tonight - I didn't see it, although there was a lot of lightning that direction. Predictions based on old elset repeat track every 3 days + 9 minutes; mine had a 6 day, 18 minutes give or take. Not surprised I didn't see it Jun 28, due to bad conditions. From what I can tell from the past record of USA 142, it was lost in a transfer orbit and may or may not have been stabilized (so maybe it flashes?). If so, perhaps it will show up tonight (about right now), I'm now completely clouded up. Or, I might see it Sunday.
     
    Last elset was:
    DSP F19 USA 142
    1 25669U 99017A   07324.02276106 0.00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    07
    2 25669  29.0657 245.4422 7091527 341.3340  18.6658  2.32920751    06
    
    TULSA1:
    COSPAR 8336 +36.1397, -95.9838, 201 m
    
    
    
          
    
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