Decay of Elektron-2

Bjoern Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Tue, 22 Apr 1997 15:29:19 +0200

The latest elsets from OIG are very inconsistent in MM, ndot2, and even
node times/position - the last orbit was made in less than 0.05 days !?

Element set number = 3                           3317 x 76 km
1 00748U 64006B   97110.44149625 -.00002985  18874-4  00000+0 0  5675
2 00748  56.6821 134.3551 2007006  68.6349 318.4516 11.96599186128860
Element set number = 5                           1490 x 74 km
1 00748U 64006B   97110.39305202  .99999999  13297-4  10000-2 0  5680
2 00748  56.6966 134.7020 0989269  68.1136 302.0951 14.32928413128855
Element set number = 2                           3369 x 76 km
1 00748U 64006B   97110.18935739  .96776045  29798-4  10000-2 0  5664
2 00748  56.6764 135.0321 2032060  68.5039 312.3801 11.90797428128832
Element set number = 1                           3244 x 57 km
1 00748U 64006B   97110.18924536  .14336517  21133-4  31733-4 0  5611
2 00748  56.7348 134.9685 1984804  66.9793 312.2789 12.06950294128836
Element set number = 4                           30536 x 100 km
1 00748U 64006B   97109.37554398 -.00867757  16845-4 -31344-3 0  5584
2 00748  56.7660 135.7752 7011558  69.0891   8.9311  2.72312780128815
64006  B                                         44537 x 119 km
1 00748U 64006  B 97107.48224572  .04726099  21303-4  49886-2 0  5514
2 00748  56.7744 136.1742 7737444  68.7229 353.0107  1.79020545128775

It may have decayed on Apr.20


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