RE: USA 129 3 min earlier

Lutz Schindler (lschindler@lschindler.s-link.de)
11 Aug 1997 00:13:00 +0200

Chris K. wrote a few days ago:
>
> USA 129         15.0  3.0  0.0  5.1 v
> 1 24680U 96072  A 97209.91202734 0.00010400  00000-0  10577-3 0    00
> 2 24680  97.8480 270.6152 0538000 171.1630 188.8368 14.75774875    03
>
> 96-  72 A 97-08-07 03:20:00.0  ck                        mag4 4 minutes
> early (flew) ??other obj incl 98'.
>
I think you saw another satellite.

With the same element set today I took two positons.

    1
   52.3261  -10.6761      263.    Lutz Schindler
USA 129         15.0  3.0  0.0  5.1 v
1 24680U 96072  A 97209.91202734 0.00010400  00000-0  10577-3 0    00
2 24680  97.8480 270.6152 0538000 171.1630 188.8368 14.75774875    03
  1 97  8 10 20 54 17.3  15 45.0   6.94 2000
  1 97  8 10 20 54 57.8  14 51.9  19.17 2000
  0  0

With FITELEM you see, USA 129 is running only 31.5 seconds earlier.
The residuals:

 1 222 20 54 17.3 -31.5 15 45.2  6.98  15 45.0  6.94  -.05  -.04   .06  48
 1 222 20 54 57.8 -31.4 14 51.7 19.12  14 51.9 19.17   .05   .05   .07  51


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