Re: PAS 1R

From: Jonathan T Wojack (tlj18@juno.com)
Date: Tue Apr 02 2002 - 15:49:38 EST

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    > PAS 1R
    > 1 26608U 00072A   02079.94130788 -.00000274  00000-0  00000+0 0  
    > 2939
    > 2 26608   0.0180 354.4991 0000429 321.3661 156.2908  1.00270296  
    > 4973
    
    Does this geosat intentionally have an orbital period just barely shorter
    than 24 hours (23 hours 56 minutes 7 seconds), or is its operators
    satisfied that it is close enough to a 24 hour orbital period?
    
    FWIW, it will return to the same spot over the Earth in 740 days,
    according to my crude calculations.  More crude calculations reveal that
    it moves 8 arc-minutes against the stars daily (one degree of arc in 7.5
    days).
    
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