Zenit accelerations

Tristan Cools (tcools@nic.INbe.net)
Thu, 14 Mar 1996 22:08:07 +0100 (MET)

I've got two personal messages concerning Zenit rocket accelerations:

Mike McCants told me that a recent observation of 92-93B didn't show any
acceleration.  Maybe others saw it steady also.

Russell Eberst told me that 87-27B had a sudden change in Mean Motion and
this could indicate that this object is spinning up.  Here below the two
latest elsets I have:

1 17590U 87027  B 96 59.96111950  .00000300  00000-0  17722-3 0  4975
2 17590  71.0070 320.5438 0005822 274.8455  85.2065 14.15700591462647
                                                    
1 17590U 87027  B 96068.08590146 -.00000058  00000-0 -53238-5 0  5108
2 17590  71.0032 303.4577 0006793 271.2981  88.7347 14.15834735463798
                                                    

Greetings,
Tristan Cools
tcools@nic.INbe.net