Re: Accurate GEO Obs plus GEO UNID

Ron Lee (ronlee@pcisys.net)
Sat, 01 Nov 1997 10:48:13 -0700

>The correct identifications seem to be:
>
>Name   NORAD  Time(UT)    RA (HH:MM.M)  Dec (DD:MM)    LAT      LONG
>DBS 1  22930  03:19:35.1   23:14.6       -06:06       0.006    258.805
>ASC 2  21227  03:18:31.5   23:14.6       -06:06       0.006    259.039
>AMSC 1 23553  03:18:18.2   23:14.6       -06:06       0.006    259.088
>DBS 3  23598  03:17:57.5   23:14.6       -06:06       0.006    259.165
>DBS 2  23192  03:17:28.7   23:14.6       -06:06       0.006    259.271
>ACTS   22796  03:14:03.3   23:14.4       -06:11      -0.069    259.984
>
> Rainer


Rainer is correct!   Somehow I only plotted 5 of the 6 satellites.  ACTS was
a given.   I was surprised to see ONE non-DBS satellite interspersed with
them.  The thought that there might be TWO was not even considered so I
incorrectly mislabeled one of the others as DBS 1.

My initial thought on seeing four satellites grouped together was that I was
seeing a non-DBS grouping.  (The four being DBS 2 and 3, AMSC 1 and ASC 2).

Ron Lee