UNID 2 is near GEO? (Re: Two more positions for the 2nd UNID of June 21)

From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:40:39 +0200
Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l schreef op 24-6-2014 22:21:
>
> I found two more images in my image series containing the second of the three
> June 21 UNID's. Positions on these images:
>
> 99999 00 000Y   4355 G 20140621231202250 17 75 1845165-112690 56
> 99999 00 000Y   4355 G 20140621235532250 17 75 1928537-120520 56
>
> This significantly extends the observational arc.


Interestingly, combining all the observations seems to suggest this is an object 
that is in a circular, 5.5 degree inclined orbit with Mean Motion close to 1.00 
rev/day.

So it is (near) geostationary.

VERY approximate orbit:

UNID 2 21062014
1 99999U 00000Y   14172.97849826 0.00000000  00000-0  00000+0 0    05
2 99999   5.5243  59.7199 0000121 306.6794 277.7801  1.00140151    00

- Marco


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Cospar 4355 (Cronesteyn): 52.13878 N, 4.49937 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
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