RE: Unknown 91117 observation 12 May 2007

From: Ted Molczan (molczanssl@rogers.com)
Date: Sun May 13 2007 - 21:25:22 EDT

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    I have refined Mike McCants' solution based on the assumption that it is related
    to the 06006B / 28944 explosion:
    
    1 91117U 07631A   07132.53574934  .00000587  00000-0  12695-1 0    06
    2 91117  50.8982 161.6114 4883067 244.9397  57.5096  5.07303856    06 
    
    This version more nearly correlates with the RAAN of 06006B at the time it
    exploded. To help constrain the solution, I introduced a pseudo-observation at
    the time of the explosion, looking straight up from beneath the sub-satellite
    point.
    
    I am not completely satisfied with the result; however, I found worse results
    using ~4 rev/d and ~6 rev/d orbits, so the above should be in the ball park.
    
    I will attempt to observe the object tonight in the above orbit.
    
    Ted Molczan
    
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