Disco balls TLE with a new addition

From: Daniel Deak (dan.deak@sympatico.ca)
Date: Wed Mar 13 2002 - 23:40:04 EST

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    Hi all,
    
    To my usual list of TLEs, I have added a new disco ball. It's a 50 cm spherical
    satellite launched on August 29, 2001 aboard a Japanese H-IIA rocket on a very
    elliptical orbit, now at about 243 x 36055 km. It is similar in size to
    Starshine 2 but should be even more difficult to observe. Its surface is covered
    with a lot of laser retroreflectors and quite a few mirrors made of flat square
    metallic plates. For a picture of the satellite named LRE (Laser Ranging
    Equipment) :
    http://spaceboy.nasda.go.jp/lib/satellites/vep2/g/xh_iia_1_001.jpg
    
    STARSHINE 2
    1 26996U 01054B   02072.68172935  .00212297  00000-0  83111-3 0  1121
    2 26996  51.6383 164.2336 0019508 338.1695  21.8397 15.85561640 13716
    STARSHINE 3
    1 26929U 01043A   02072.70157915  .00052184  00000-0  10858-2 0  2012
    2 26929  67.0509 335.9867 0009014 288.9952  71.0305 15.45297656 25299
    EGP
    1 16908U 86061A   02072.37397597 -.00000083  00000-0  10000-3 0  6719
    2 16908  50.0143  35.3904 0011341 304.0813  55.8918 12.44441509377289
    LRE
    1 26898U 01038A   02070.08981039  .00004262  00000-0  11842-2 0   715
    2 26898  28.7308  49.2210 7300290 292.2468   8.9671  2.26067465  4378
    ISS
    1 25544U 98067A   02072.84710648  .00118226  00000-0  15674-2 0  1806
    2 25544  51.6390 171.8679 0003954 268.0112 228.4647 15.57368804189161
    
    -- 
    Daniel Deak
    representant, projet spatial Starshine
    L'Avenir, Quebec
    
    COSPAR site 1747 : 45.7275N, 72.3526W, 191 m., UTC-5:00
    
    Site en francais sur les satellites:
    French-language satellite web site : http://www.obsat.com
    
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