Updated elements

From: Ted Molczan (ssl3molcz@rogers.com)
Date: Thu Oct 04 2012 - 18:28:23 UTC

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    Cees Bassa, Russell Eberst, Greg Roberts and Scott Tilley contributed observations used to update the following element
    sets.
    
    NOSS 3-6 (A)                                           1012 X 1198 km
    1 38758U 12048A   12278.16176139  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    03
    2 38758  63.4384 350.2238 0124610 179.3492 180.7717 13.40854677    09
    Arc 20121001.12-1004.18 WRMS resid 0.021 totl 0.009 xtrk
    
    NOSS 3-6 (P)                                           1012 X 1198 km
    1 38773U 12048P   12278.16160368  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    07
    2 38773  63.4392 350.0415 0124620 178.3794 181.7659 13.40785295    00
    Arc 20121002.73-1004.18 WRMS resid 0.019 totl 0.010 xtrk
    
    At its present rate of closing, 12048A will reach the ~8 s standard temporal spacing behind 12048P, about 17 revs after
    the epoch of the above elements, early on Oct 05, about 10 h UTC. One or the other will manoeuvre to match the mean
    motion of the other.
    
    If, at the end of the manoeuvres, 12048P leads 12048A, then we may decide to swap designations, in accordance with our
    (not always followed) conventional to assign "A" to the leader.
    
    Additional information about NOSS: http://www.satobs.org/noss.html
    
    Ted Molczan
    
    
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