Updated KH 9-17 ELINT elements

From: Ted Molczan via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2016 22:08:18 -0400
Cees Bassa observed 82041C / 13172 on 2016 Oct 04 UTC as an UNID. Greg Roberts observed it on 2016 Jul 30 UTC, also as
an UNID. Below are their observations with the proper identifiers.

13172 82 041C   0433 G 20160730170012763 16 15 2106284-390106 28
13172 82 041C   0433 G 20160730170014969 16 15 2108264-392919 28
13172 82 041C   0433 G 20160730170017176 16 15 2110264-395905 28
13172 82 041C   0433 G 20160730170019383 16 15 2112185-402253 28
13172 82 041C   4171 E 20161004180648279 17 25 0359928+554970 37 S
13172 82 041C   4171 E 20161004180650982 17 25 0355691+560421 37 S
13172 82 041C   4171 E 20161004180654361 17 25 0349967+562197 37 S
13172 82 041C   4171 E 20161004180657304 17 25 0344742+563669 37 S
13172 82 041C   4171 E 20161004180700745 17 25 0338492+565342 37 S
13172 82 041C   4171 E 20161004180704305 17 25 0331578+570968 37 S
13172 82 041C   4171 E 20161004180707245 17 25 0325606+572227 37 S
13172 82 041C   4171 E 20161004180709822 17 25 0320367+573261 37 S
13172 82 041C   4171 E 20161004180711560 17 25 0316620+573917 37 S

Mike McCants fit approximate elements to Cees's observations, which I have revised by adding Greg's observations.

KH 9-17 ELINT                                            596 X 600 km
1 13172U 82041C   16278.73244627  .00001267  00000-0  13507-3 0    06
2 13172  95.9602 110.0791 0003000 223.8102 136.2883 14.88965187    05
Arc 20160730.71-1004.75 WRMS resid 0.015 totl 0.005 xtrk

The rate of decay is a guess.

Ted Molczan


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