On Tue, 11 May 1999, Jim Hale wrote: > > Any suggestions of other objects in HIGH, near polar orbits? > Cosmos 2344! It is in a 1490 x 2750 km orbit inclined at 63.4 degrees. It is rumored to be a large (c. 20 ton) optical recon satellite. Dim, but usually one-power visible at ranges of about 2400 km (which is what I get on high passes at my latitude) -- a beautiful slow wanderer. The orbit is a somewhat unusual 1-day groundtrack-repeater, which means that from the observer's point of view, the satellite retraces nearly exactly the same az/el tracks across the sky day after day. (This is a two weeks old elset -- OIG is down at the moment) Cosmos 2344 1 24827U 97028A 99120.11677485 -.00000045 +00000-0 +00000-0 0 03296 2 24827 063.3984 131.3126 0739272 339.5213 017.7433 11.07950299076710 Magnus -- B Magnus Backstrom <email@example.com> Gothenburg, Sweden: 57.667N, 11.917E.