Re: Progress TLE's

Walter Nissen (dk058@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Sat, 9 Aug 1997 18:13:35 -0400 (EDT)

Nick Budd writes: 
 
> and, if so, what TLE are you using? 
 
I'm not sure whether the vehicles are being tweeked (i.e., thrusted) in 
orbit or whether the elsets coming from OIG merely represent the 
occasional shake and shudder sometimes seen in Mir elsets, but knowing 
only what I know (not much, including nothing whatever about any planned 
maneuvers), I would use these elsets: 
 
Mir 
1 16609U 86017A   97221.29728613  .00003652  00000-0  51235-4 0  5120 
2 16609  51.6534 179.0470 0004810   5.5587 354.5438 15.59640980655318 
PrgM35 
1 24851U 97033A   97220.91336964  .00010925  00000-0  14225-3 0   460 
2 24851  51.6550 180.9833 0005665  10.5652 349.5390 15.59303088  5434 
 
They and the other recent elsets show the Progress running about 69 
seconds behind at Aug 10.0. 
 
If you want to make sure you don't miss Mir, this one will have you out 
early for it (barring the unforeseen): 
 
Mir 
1 16609U 86017A   97220.52838640  .00020417  00000-0  25661-3 0  5094 
2 16609  51.6540 182.9096 0004890   1.1844 358.9126 15.59651389655191 
 
Cheers. 
 
Walter Nissen           dk058@cleveland.freenet.edu 
-81.8637, 41.3735, 256m elevation 
 
P.S.  I am working on replies for at least two of you.  Sorry to be so 
tardy. 
 
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