Unknown satellites

Rob Matson (Rob_Matson@cpqm.mail.saic.com)
4 Jun 1996 18:33:18 -0800

Hi Jonathan,

Using EL951231, I've positively identified two of the three satellites that
were observed.  I could not ID the satellite corresponding to the following
measurements:

B01600  CC1995 12 29.60910 07 35 22.10 +65 53 43.0      9.9 V
B01600  CC1995 12 29.61076 07 37 50.94 +65 50 59.7      9.7 V
B01600  CC1995 12 29.63807 08 17 55.96 +64 40 02.9      9.4 V
B01600  CC1995 12 29.63830 08 18 17.64 +64 39 01.4
B01600  CC1995 12 29.63866 08 18 45.90 +64 37 58.7      8.9 V
B01600  CC1995 12 29.63935 08 19 47.51 +64 35 18.3

The next group of 11 measurements are all of Norad #19557, 1988-092D (Cosmos
1974 Block L 4th stage):

B01600  CC1995 12 29.84432 11 14 27.76 +38 18 27.6
B01600  CC1995 12 29.84464 11 14 36.08 +38 14 08.0     12.7 V
B01600  CC1995 12 29.84534 11 14 54.14 +38 04 34.5
B01600  CC1995 12 29.84561 11 15 01.56 +38 00 37.0     12.8 V
B01600  CC1995 12 29.84631 11 15 19.74 +37 51 01.8
B01600  CC1995 12 29.84836 11 16 12.72 +37 22 51.8
B01600  CC1995 12 29.84905 11 16 31.34 +37 12 56.8
B01600  CC1995 12 29.84965 11 16 46.40 +37 04 26.9
B01600  CC1995 12 29.85109 11 17 23.61 +36 44 13.3     12.7 V
B01600  CC1995 12 29.85178 11 17 41.06 +36 34 24.7
B01600  CC1995 12 29.85375 11 18 31.46 +36 06 37.3

The final measurement is of Norad #16449, 1986-002A (Cosmos 1716)

B01600  TC1995 12 29.91843 11 42 33.63 +25 50 13.9

--Rob