KH 11-8, "KH 11-9", and "KH 12-1" ??

bjorn@tt-tech.se
Wed, 27 Mar 1996 11:44:50 +0100

While I was three degrees more north in Sweden, I tried to find
19625 88 99A KH 11-8
22251 92 83A USA 86
23728 95 66A USA 116
23729 95 66B USA 116 Rk?

I saw many satellites that looked like them (and many others),
but they where later identified as non-classified.

The first two have probably maneuvred more than once during
winter, while they were only visible south of the equator,
and normal drag is high enough to make even the number of
orbits uncertain.

They are now visible from more parts of Europe.
92 83A should be near its apogee, so it is visible over
a large area, and not so difficult to track.
95 66 is in the same plane, but may be in shadow,
if its perigee is in a different place.

You could try these elsets for search ( they have been
adjusted to almost constant average values, and have
bad checksums ) :

USA 86          15.0  3.0  0.0  4.6
1 22251U 92083  A 95236.01994499  .00000700  00000-0  20565-5 0    09
2 22251  97.9150 349.1432 0556000 145.4015 214.5983 14.74855831    03
USA 86 +11      15.0  3.0  0.0  4.6
1 22251U 92083  A 95236.02794499  .00000700  00000-0  20565-5 0    09
2 22251  97.9150 349.1432 0556000 145.4015 214.5983 14.74855831    03
USA 86 +22      15.0  3.0  0.0  4.6
1 22251U 92083  A 95236.03594499  .00000700  00000-0  20565-5 0    09
2 22251  97.9150 349.1432 0556000 145.4015 214.5983 14.74855831    03
USA 86 +30      15.0  3.0  0.0  4.6
1 22251U 92083  A 95236.04194499  .00000700  00000-0  20565-5 0    09
2 22251  97.9150 349.1432 0556000 145.4015 214.5983 14.74855831    03
USA 86 +44      15.0  3.0  0.0  4.6
1 22251U 92083  A 95236.05194499  .00000700  00000-0  20565-5 0    09
2 22251  97.9150 349.1432 0556000 145.4015 214.5983 14.74855831    03
USA 86 -11     15.0  3.0  0.0  4.6
1 22251U 92083  A 95236.01194499  .00000700  00000-0  20565-5 0    09
2 22251  97.9150 349.1432 0556000 145.4015 214.5983 14.74855831    03
USA 86 -22      15.0  3.0  0.0  4.6
1 22251U 92083  A 95236.00394499  .00000700  00000-0  20565-5 0    09
2 22251  97.9150 349.1432 0556000 145.4015 214.5983 14.74855831    03
USA 86 -33      15.0  3.0  0.0  4.6
1 22251U 92083  A 95235.99594499  .00000700  00000-0  20565-5 0    09
2 22251  97.9150 349.1432 0556000 145.4015 214.5983 14.74855831    03
USA 86 -44      15.0  3.0  0.0  4.6
1 22251U 92083  A 95235.98794499  .00000700  00000-0  20565-5 0    09
2 22251  97.9150 349.1432 0556000 145.4015 214.5983 14.74855831    03
KH 11-8 average 15.0  3.0  0.0  4.6
1 19625U 88099  A 95296.80751110  .00000500  00000-0  25552-5 0    06
2 19625  97.8427 358.6110 0526002 174.4783 185.5215 14.82689450    03
KH 11-8 -11     15.0  3.0  0.0  4.6
1 19625U 88099  A 95296.80051110  .00000500  00000-0  25552-5 0    06
2 19625  97.8427 358.6110 0526002 174.4783 185.5215 14.82689450    03
KH 11-8 -22     15.0  3.0  0.0  4.6
1 19625U 88099  A 95296.79251110  .00000500  00000-0  25552-5 0    06
2 19625  97.8427 358.6110 0526002 174.4783 185.5215 14.82689450    03
KH 11-8 -33     15.0  3.0  0.0  4.6
1 19625U 88099  A 95296.78451110  .00000500  00000-0  25552-5 0    06
2 19625  97.8427 358.6110 0526002 174.4783 185.5215 14.82689450    03
KH 11-8 -43     15.0  3.0  0.0  4.6
1 19625U 88099  A 95296.77734110  .00000500  00000-0  25552-5 0    06
2 19625  97.8427 358.6110 0526002 174.4783 185.5215 14.82689450    03
KH 11-8 +11     15.0  3.0  0.0  4.6
1 19625U 88099  A 95296.81551110  .00000500  00000-0  25552-5 0    06
2 19625  97.8427 358.6110 0526002 174.4783 185.5215 14.82689450    03
KH 11-8 +22     15.0  3.0  0.0  4.6
1 19625U 88099  A 95296.82351110  .00000500  00000-0  25552-5 0    06
2 19625  97.8427 358.6110 0526002 174.4783 185.5215 14.82689450    03
KH 11-8 +33     15.0  3.0  0.0  4.6
1 19625U 88099  A 95296.83151110  .00000500  00000-0  25552-5 0    06
2 19625  97.8427 358.6110 0526002 174.4783 185.5215 14.82689450    03
KH 11-8 +44     15.0  3.0  0.0  4.6
1 19625U 88099  A 95296.83951110  .00000500  00000-0  25552-5 0    06
2 19625  97.8427 358.6110 0526002 174.4783 185.5215 14.82689450    03

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