Object L or object H? (Re: BY O 040216)

From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2016 17:43:48 +0200
Ted Molczan via Seesat-l wrote:

> The orbit of object 16012L / 41442 is the same as that attributed to Hitomi in the 17 TLEs with ID 16012A / 41337 from
> epoch 16086.39579725 through 16091.92327283.

> USSTRATCOM's TLEs for Hitomi (16012A / 41337) from 16086.39579725 through 16091.92327283, were for the orbit of one of
> the pieces of debris, which has since been reassigned to 16012L / 41442.


May I offer the alternative suggestion that the initial "A" orbits might 
actually be object H, not L?

L fits the new "A" better in terms of RAAN, but in most other elements (arg of 
perigee, MA, Mean Motion, inc, a) and in actual orbital position relative to the 
"new" A-object (and hence pass time), the H object seems to fit better imo.

- Marco

Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.
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