Mir current orbit, STS current orbit

Walter Nissen (dk058@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Fri, 21 Jun 1996 10:32:49 -0400

The MM in this elset: 
Mir 
1 16609U 86017A   96172.03283005 +.00000039 +00000-0 +71178-5 0 05605 
2 16609 051.6480 109.5108 0005540 092.7388 267.4239 15.58204867590444 
seemed anomalously low, but this elset was spot on (<1 second in time) at 
960621 032821.71, so I guess Mir has been reboosted a tiny bit(?).  The 
drag in this elset is almost certainly far less than the actual drag, 
meaning that unless more reboost occurs, predictions from it will be later 
than actual.  Consequently, I am using: 
Mir mine 
1 16609U 86017A   96172.03283005  .00001399  00000-0  24755-4 0 0560x 
2 16609 051.6480 109.5108 0005540 092.7388 267.4239 15.58204867590444 
 
 
The latest: 
STS78                                  NASA Spacelink 
1 23931U 96036A   96172.83467477  .00012894  69297-9  23333-4 0    22 
2 23931  39.0147   8.5280 0007428 273.7110 288.8063 16.00403131    47 
STS78 Columbia                NASA Shuttle Web: Shuttle State Vectors 
1 23931U 96036A   96173.04912476  .00128600  00000-0  22834-3 0  9035 
2 23931  39.0142   7.0951 0007255 276.8911  83.1241 16.00541057    80 
 
Drag factors still wacko. 
 
 
Cheers. 
 
Walter Nissen                   dk058@cleveland.freenet.edu

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