a better elset for Milstar 2 (Q 1997/069)

Rainer Kracht (r.kracht@elmshorn.netsurf.de)
Fri, 26 Sep 1997 20:58:08 +2

My latest elset was:

Milstar 2     
1 23712U 95 60  A 97145.00000000  .00000000  00000-0  00000+0 0    03
2 23712   2.9693 293.5913 0011385  21.1609 292.0014  1.00268351    09

integration of orbit to 97270:

Milstar 2 integrated from 97145 to 97270
1 23712U 95 60  A 97270.00000000  .00000000  00000-0  00000+0 0    0
2 23712   2.6969 292.6215 0012242  20.7081  63.7101  1.00306040    0

Assuming that the mean motion is kept close to the siderial rate of rotation
of the Earth by the satellites owners, I get:

Milstar 2 predicted from 97145
1 23712U 95 60  A 97270.00000000  .00000000  00000-0  00000+0 0    0
2 23712   2.6969 292.6215 0012242  20.7081  56.6600  1.00273800    0

Predictions with this elset are (for the UK) close to the predictions
for Q 1997/069 provided by Guy M Hurst.

 Rainer