Re: KeyHole manoeuvre alert for 2001 May 08

From: Bjoern Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Date: Mon May 07 2001 - 14:09:08 PDT

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    NNNNN YY LLLABC SSSS C YYYYMMDDHHMMSSsss tt ce HHMMmmm+DDMMmm pp B+MMm Mm
    23728 95 066A   5918 G 20010507204847200 37 25 1929020+250140 48 M-010 10
    
    (IOD format )
    
    A few seconds late wrt.
    1 23728U 95066A   01121.98057224 0.00020500  00000-0  44918-3 0    09
    2 23728  97.9230 234.5947 0436000 234.6059 125.3940 14.81730666    06
    and
    USA 116
    1 23728U 95066A   01126.97740084 0.00023000  00000-0  49884-3 0    01
    2 23728  97.9170 239.5484 0436000 218.3046 141.6953 14.81961592    04
    
    ,not large enough for a perigee kick 200 degrees earlier along the orbit.
    Its brightness was building up while approaching beta Cygni, then dropped
    very quickly.
    My friend Bengt Ottosson appears to have seen a flash from USA 129 at about
    19:35:33, with Sun at only -4, and the flash at the expected position, high
    in the SW.
    
    -- bjorn.gimle@tietotech.se (office)                         --
    -- b_gimle@algonet.se (home)  http://www.algonet.se/~b_gimle --
    -- COSPAR 5919, MALMA,    59.2576 N, 18.6172 E, 23 m         --
    -- COSPAR 5918, HAMMARBY, 59.2985 N, 18.1045 E, 44 m         --
    
    
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