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

Tristan Cools (
Thu, 28 Mar 1996 22:45:33 +0100 (MET)

>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.

It has been a while ago since 95-83A has been observed.  The most recent
elements I have(published in Ted Molczan's file) date from epoch 95236.  
95-66A was launched in the same orbital plane as 95-83A.  Couldn't that
indicate that it was a replacement for 92-83A ?  I think it has been
de-orbited in the meanwhile.

Tristan Cools