Another TiPS search elset

Ted Molczan (molczan@fox.nstn.ca)
Mon, 24 Jun 1996 22:54:12 -0400

I have tweaked Rainer's elset to more closely fit Paul Maley's
description of his TiPS obs on 22 June. I made the following
main assumptions:

Observation site: 29.7 N, 95.5 W

Object overhead at 10:12 UTC

Object's mean altitude is 1022 km above 6378 km Earth radius.


TiPS             3.5  0.0  0.0  5.7
1 96290U 96029  ? 96172.50000000  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    05
2 96290  63.4200 170.1000 0000100 150.0000 264.0000 13.63980000    01

There is enough uncertainty in the orbital altitude, as well as
key details of Paul's observation, to create many minutes of
uncertainty in predictions, so I recommend this elset be treated
as a search orbit.

Happy hunting!