Re: KH 11-8, ...

Rainer Kracht (R.Kracht@t-online.de)
Sat, 6 Apr 96 18:04 +0100

>Date: Sat, 6 Apr 1996 05:03:52 -0500
>To: R.Kracht@t-online.de (Rainer Kracht)
>From: Gerry <gfetter@MULBERRY.COM>
>Subject: Re: KH 11-8, ...


>What program did you use in order to calculate the new TLE from your
>observed position's.
>
>Thanks
>
>Kevin


I have used two programs, FITELEM.EXE (Mike McCants) and ELCOR.EXE 
(Paul S. Hirose).

After entering my observations I first used FITELEM with code 8:

>Enter code 1=XNO,2=XN1,3=INCL,4=RANODE,5=W,6=E,7=XN2,8=ADJ EP,9=WR,q=quit
>==>8
>--- Begin comment ---
>Code 8 causes the program to move the epoch of the elements to
>the time of equator crossing before the last observation.
>--- End comment ---


My second step was to adjust 

2 R.A. asc node
4 arg. of perigee
5 quasi mean anomaly

with ELCOR.


Finally I used FITELEM again to get an output of observations and
residuals (code 9).

--------------------

Russell Eberst has observed 88-99A on Mar 05, but his observations
don't fit my observations from Mar 04. There is no doubt that we
both saw 88-99A, so there was a maneuver or one or more points are
wrong. Elements from his observations:

    2
   53.7695   -9.6626       30.    Rainer Kracht    5005
   55.9486    3.1383      141.    Russell Eberst   2420
KH 11-8       
1 19625U 88099  A 96 96.83762581  .00022600  00000-0  24781-3 0    05
2 19625  97.9582 159.9823 0526000 355.9706 350.4584 14.77000000    08
  2 96  4  5 20 24  3.4  14 31.72  32.819 1950 1
  2 96  4  5 20 25 25.1  17 56.53  54.686 1950 1
  2 96  4  5 20 25 58.7  19 18.60  54.321 1950 1
  00


 2 96 2024  3.4    .0 14 31.73 32.828 14 31.72 32.819 -.001 -.009  .009
 2 96 2025 25.1    .0 17 56.50 54.670 17 56.53 54.686  .005  .016  .017
 2 96 2025 58.7    .0 19 18.62 54.336 19 18.60 54.321 -.003 -.015  .015


 Rainer Kracht  1996 Mar 06
 R.Kracht@t-online.de
 +9.6626E, +53.7695N, 9m