Re: Mars Odyssey R/B 1

From: Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Date: Tue Apr 24 2001 - 10:54:31 PDT

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    Anthony Ayiomamitis <anthony@perseus.gr> writes
    >        Do you have a source for TLE's for the Mars Odyssey R/B? Using the 
    >satellite's catalog number, I checked H-A without any success for predictions of 
    >overhead passes. I also
    >checked my data sources (Kelso, McCant and SATEVO elements) also without any 
    >success.
    
    As Tony Beresford has already indicated, elsets for this object are in
    my select.tle file. They are also in my dklist.tle and satbase.zip
    files.
    
    The latest I have is 
    Mars Odsy Dl r   7.0  2.0  0.0  5.5 d   10       1616 x 173 km
    1 26739U 01014C   01114.47760685  .00844773  32819-5  10695-2 0   448
    2 26739  40.0295 234.3496 0992278 225.4065 126.1349 13.99760891  2338
    
    Most of line zero, the "Mars Odsy Dl r   7.0  2.0  0.0  5.5 d   10"
    part, is copied from Mike McCants's elset file mccants.zip/tle. The
    latter is available via Mike's tle page at
                http://users2.ev1.net/~mmccants/tles/index.html
    The "5.5 d" indicates that the standard magnitude of 5.5 is an estimate
    based on the object's dimensions. For other objects, the flag "v" is
    used to show that the standard magnitude is derived from visual
    observations. A more comprehensive explanation of the format is at
                http://users2.ev1.net/~mmccants/molcdesc.html
    
    Alan
    -- 
    Alan Pickup / COSPAR 2707:  55d53m48.7s N   3d11m51.2s W      156m asl
    Edinburgh  / SatEvo & elsets:    http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/
    Scotland  / Decay Watch: http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/dkwatch/
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