Re: One possible, one unknown

Bjoern Gimle@tt-tech.se (Gimle@tt-tech.se")
Fri, 04 Apr 1997 10:10:35 +0100

To: rickmcq@mindspring.com
From: b_gimle@algonet.se (Bjoern Gimle)
Subject: Re: One possible, one unknown
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Rick wrote:
>Molczans elset file molc361, I am pretty sure that the first
>satellite, traveling from south to north, was Resurs 1-3r (#23343).
>The sat traveled just a couple of degrees under the first star in the
>handle of the Big Dipper.  The time and predicted path using SatSpy
>was an exact match.
>
>  The second satellite came into view traveling from south to north in
>almost the same path as Resurs 1-3r two minutes later(02:25 utc).  I
>can find no satellite in the elsets that match this sighting.
...
>star that both of these satellites grazed, two minutes apart, was LAMBOO 4.2
>
I do not have lambda Bootis in my starname.txt, but in the star file
there is a 4.3 magnitude star at 14:16:24 +46 05 08, and I have a
satellite
(94-57 A, #23233) that passed 0.4 degrees below it at 02:27:24.
The Resurs 1-3 r pass was 213 s earlier, and 1.9 deg. lower.
You probably detected it while it came out of Earth's shadow.
Incidentally, the Resurs 1-3 satellite passed within 0.1 deg of eta UMa,
the first in the handle of Big Dipper, only 83 seconds after #23233.

Resurs 1-3 r
1 23343U 94074  B 97087.15194831  .00000075  00000-0  20266-4 0  2548 
2 23343  97.9307 144.1303 0008944  26.7654 333.4005 14.70659458128551 
Resurs 1-3
1 23342U 94074  A 97087.15200048  .00000051  00000-0  16416-4 0  7939 
2 23342  97.9259 142.8259 0001617  86.0808 274.0582 14.69909095128521 

1 23233U 94057  A 97087.15321303  .00000047  00000-0  48719-4 0  1735 
2 23233  98.7902 147.2138 0013511  93.6789 266.5929 14.12788211132920 

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