Re: classfd checksum errors

From: Mike McCants <mmccants_at_prismnet.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:18:24 -0500 (CDT)
These objects are keeping a constant longitude
over a part of the world where the regular
contributors to observations cannot observe them.

I took the orbital elements for these objects from the
latest ESA catalog a couple of weeks ago.

But where those elements had a mean motion that was
close to, but not exactly equal to 1.0027, I changed the
mean motion to exactly 1.0027 since that is about the
best mean motion for an object that is maintaining
a constant longitude.

But when I changed that mean motion, I did not bother
to recompute a valid checksum.

Do programs actually reject such elements?

Well, it hardly matters unless you live in Australia or
Japan and you want to observe 12th magnitude and fainter
geosyncs.

At any rate, I believe that I have fixed these chacksums.

Mike McCants

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