Re: Retrograde objects and UNIDENTIFIEDS

From: Leo Barhorst (
Date: Thu Apr 01 2004 - 11:51:45 EST

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    Hello James,
    Most if not all NOAA weather sats and russian Meteor weather sats were
    launched in a 98 degrees orbit
    Also the ESA ERS 1&2 sats. And there are more.
    The israeli Offeq sats were launched in 143 degrees orbits, due to the
    launch constraints from Israel.
    Orbital elements are available at OIG, at
    Greetings and clear, dark skies
    Leo Barhorst, Medemblik NL
    Cospar 4252 52.76350 N 5.09114 E 2 m ASL
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "j smith" <>
    Subject: Retrograde objects and UNIDENTIFIEDS
    > In particular are retrograde objects with inclinations of around 137
    degrees and 101 degrees.  A journal article (Bagby J.P., Natural Earth
    Satellites, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 34, #7,pg
    289-293, 1981) suggested that these observed objects were still in orbit in
    1981 but I have found no reference to them since that time.
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