new keyhole

From: Kevin Fetter (
Date: Sat Oct 06 2001 - 02:36:44 EDT

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    Yesterday a new satellite was placed into orbit. It is thought to be a 
    keyhole sat, since the usa 116 spacecraft orbit put it near the launch area 
    at the time of launch.
    But it is going into a strange orbit.
    According to aviation week, it was going into a 290*1000 km orbit.
    Has anyone tried a program called find_orb and tried its auto solve option, 
    so you don't have to play round with the orbit like with fitelem. I have 
    tried to use fitelem and others like it, but I don't understand them at all.
    Find_orb can be found here.
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