Re: FIA Radar 2 might have manoeuvered

From: Patrick Schmeer via Seesat-l <>
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2015 23:13:00 +0100
I observed FIA Radar 2 (= USA 234) tonight from
21:29 to 21:31 UTC - it was on time, the July 14
elements are still valid, and there was obviously no
recent manoeuvre.

Greetings from Saarbrücken (Germany),

Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <> wrote:
(2 corrections applied)

 Betreff: FIA Radar 2 might have manoeuvered
 An: "satelliet lijst (SeeSat)" <>
 Datum: Samstag, 18. Juli, 2015 15:53 Uhr
 Hi all,
 Last night Daniel Fischer(!) in Germany (51.4 N 7.2 E) observed
 a flaring/flashing object in UMa at around 22:28:30(!) UT (Jul 17).
 This is his scetch of the trajectory:
 This trajectory is only possible with a retrograde orbit, of
 which there are not many. A check against all JSpOC
 and our classified orbits did not yield a candidate.
 However, based on 4-day old elements 15195.92799017, FIA
 Radar 2 (38109, 12-014A) should have passed along a very
 similar trajectory near 22:14 UT, so 12 minutes earlier.
 If this was FIA R2, then it must have manoeuvered in the
 past 4 days. Obs by Leo Barhorst from July 14:
 ... show it was still on time at that moment.
 - Marco

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