Re: USA 327: updated elements

From: C. Bassa via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2022 13:54:48 +0200
Hi Ted,

On Tue, Apr 19, 2022 at 1:44 PM Ted Molczan via Seesat-l
<seesat-l_at_satobs.org> wrote:
> Will a second payload appear?
>
> Will the mean motion be adjusted to match the prevailing value of the NOSS 3 constellation, approximately 13.4083 rev/d?

These are good questions! Only time will tell.

It's perhaps interesting to note that with the argument of perigee at
180 degrees, USA 327 will make use of the eccentricity perturbations
to increase its orbital life time, as the 3rd generation NOSS pairs
have done and as you noted back in 2015
(http://www.satobs.org/seesat/Jul-2015/0149.html).

Regards,
    Cees
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