orbital elements

Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Mon, 30 Aug 1999 11:24:08 -0400

Some sort of good news.


The Stk satellite database which contains the orbital elements for the over
8000 unclassified satellites is back.
It had been missing alot of orbital elements before.
The bad news the elements contained in it are, old for some satellite's,
and new for other's.


For example

As it appears in the stk satellite database

1 00005U 58002  B 99226.39115286  .00000478  00000-0  61287-3 0  3869
2 00005  34.2591 245.2561 1859924 345.3847   9.9305 10.82163760379164


VANGUARD 1
1 00005U 58002B   99241.90300907  .00000482  00000-0  63826-3 0  3911
2 00005  34.2482 197.6869 1860151  54.8956 321.2224 10.82178487380840

Now to wait for them to correct what every problems they are having. 
I am glad to see the file is back to how it was, even if the elements are
mixed up.


Kevin.