Re: OTV-5 manoeuvered?

From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:29:19 +0200
Op 20-4-2018 om 14:16 schreef Marcelo Zurita:
> Four no-shows. OTV-5 should have passed in FOV of my camera today at 07:18 UT
> but nothing have passed.

Plus Leo Barhorst makes five, and privately I got a sixth report as well.

The sky is still clear here and if that lasts untill this evening, I will hunt
for it. Hope others will too. Start early, well in front of the nominal pass
time, and continue until well afterwards.

And keep in mind that the orbital plane moves over the sky over time (one trick
to know how the orbital plane moves over time is to create a tle file with many
OTV-5 "clones", where for each "clone" you change the Mean Anomaly of the orbit,
in increments of 10 degrees)

- Marco

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