ACCELERATION REPORT 28 Mar 96 : 89- 28 B, 91- 81 B,...

Kurt Jonckheere (kjonckheere@unicall.be)
Thu, 28 Mar 1996 14:07:05 +0000

THE FOLLOWING OBJECTS HAD A JUMP IN MEAN MOTION AND MIGHT ACCELERATE
19922 = 89- 28 B   91- 81 B = 21797
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THE FOLLOWING OBJECTS HAD A JUMP IN MEAN MOTION AND HAVE ACCELERATED
87- 27 B = 17590   92-  8 B = 21876
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17590 = 87- 27 B : Seen flashing by Wim Holwerda

19922 = 89- 28 B
No observations yet (see 25 Mar)

21797 = 91- 81 B
Mike McCants informed me that this Cosmos 2173 rocket has an increasing
negative drag term that could indicate an acceleration.
Last observations in the PPAS date from the first months of 1995 and
indicate a long period.
This object already had small jumps in Mean Motion in Sep and Nov '95.
Since half Feb '96 the Semi Major Axis is increasing!
Latest elements: 
1 21797U 91081  B 96082.03420424 -.00000279  00000-0 -30040-3 0  7245
2 21797  82.9496  57.5173 0036959 201.7901 158.1684 13.76315101216916