Re: Orbiting Antiques .....

From: Allen Thomson (thomsona@flash.net)
Date: Wed Apr 05 2000 - 16:14:57 PDT

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    Matthew_Fawcett@eastriding.gov.uk enquired
    
    >
    >      Does anyone know what the oldest objects still in Earth Orbit are?
    >      Is Telstar 1 the oldest of them all?
    
    
    No, there are some earlier objects that have that honor. As of this
    afternoon, they are
    
    Vanguard 1
    1 00005U 58002B   00095.71608362  .00000539  00000-0  67282-3 0  4593
    2 00005  34.2598 246.5882 1859865 315.1082  31.3025 10.82377895404557
    Vanguard 2
    1 00011U 59001A   00095.85624794  .00007176  00000-0  39504-2 0  5750
    2 00011  32.8672 265.8910 1509260 196.5714 157.9774 11.76604938742816
    Vanguard 2 R
    1 00012U 59001B   00096.22266556  .00005231  00000-0  31358-2 0   115
    2 00012  32.9168 128.3660 1706653 341.8011  12.8078 11.36146744679146
    Vanguard 1 R
    1 00016U 58002A   00095.42417024  .00000723  00000-0  10286-2 0  9126
    2 00016  34.2530 197.7601 2035927 118.7377 263.2738 10.46621786684571
    Vanguard 3
    1 00020U 59007A   00096.12693839  .00002709  00000-0  11250-2 0  9369
    2 00020  33.3604   9.1225 1727111 273.1930  67.3417 11.43085255379806
    Explorer 7
    1 00022U 59009A   00095.96684888  .00006952  00000-0  90284-3 0  3855
    2 00022  50.2961 298.5700 0220051 270.2900  87.2826 14.66137201129455
    
    
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