Where is the real Interbol-2?

Ron Lee (scubalee@pcisys.net)
Fri, 30 Aug 1996 18:31:22 -0600 (MDT)

Ted M posted these elements:


1 24291U 96050A   96243.58354855  .00057637  63810-5  36691-3 0    41
2 24291  62.7948   3.9044 0659528 108.1750 259.2247 14.57045011   204

1 24292U 96050B   96243.24482888 -.00000033  00000-0  10000-3 0    56
2 24292  62.8038   7.8992 5620887 288.2420  20.4463  4.14434750    39

1 24293U 96050C   96243.00324871 -.00000031  00000-0  10000-3 0    89
2 24293  62.7745   7.8670 5633572 288.2799  20.3292  4.14596947    60

1 24294U 96050D   96243.50571063  .00113491  80508-5  68088-3 0    36
2 24294  62.7651   4.1687 0614944 107.1387 259.7949 14.67548408   193

1 24295U 96050E   96242.41640128  .00029002  59222-5  10000-3 0    17
2 24295  62.8141   7.5896 0681323 108.2395 259.3982 14.60883345    35

1 24296U 96050F   96243.48443600  .00001675  00000-0  23751-1 0    30
2 24296  62.7894   7.8175 5629440 288.2779  20.3956  4.15025208    59


As you would normally expect the prime payload to be the A object
and some things are already in a high orbit, which is Interbol-2?

The 4 rev per day mean motions seem to large to be interbol.

Since I would like to observe it to help with the propagation issue,
I do not want to waste time on debris if I can avoid it.

Ron Lee