Re: GPS birds?

JAY RESPLER (JRespler@surfnj.net)
Fri, 21 Aug 1998 23:50:29 -0400

Mike_Spreitzer.PARC@xerox.com wrote:
> Are those rocket bodies, or the GPS sats?  How do you identify the GPS sats in
> whatever elsets you use?

Those are rockets.  Here is a typical GPS tle.  Note that they have a 12 
hour period (mm 2) and are in circular orbit.

GPS BII-02
1 20061U 89044A   98225.24207822 +.00000036 +00000-0 +00000-0 0 05723
2 20061 053.7469 253.8208 0184672 230.1669 128.2429 02.00563743067245


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