RE: ORS-1 rediscovered by Kevin Fetter

From: Derek C Breit (breit_ideas@poyntsource.com)
Date: Wed Aug 08 2012 - 03:23:21 UTC

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    FINALLY!!!
    
    Yeah Kevin!!
    
    Derek
    
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    From: seesat-l-bounces+breit_ideas=poyntsource.com@satobs.org
    [mailto:seesat-l-bounces+breit_ideas=poyntsource.com@satobs.org] On Behalf
    Of Ted Molczan
    Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2012 7:23 AM
    To: seesat-l@satobs.org
    Subject: ORS-1 rediscovered by Kevin Fetter
    
    Kevin Fetter's UNID of 2012 Aug 07 UTC correlates with ORS-1 (11029A /
    37728). Here are approximate elements that fit
    his observations:
    
    ORS-1                                                    416 X 419 km
    1 70000U          12220.05030702  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    04
    2 70000  40.0000 175.8370 0002000 122.8686 237.2318 15.50604681    01
    
    Prediction time uncertainty is at least 2 min per 16 revs from epoch.
    
    The last reliable observation also was by Kevin, as an UNID on 2011 Dec 27
    UTC. It was in about the same orbit, which
    Kevin computed as:
    
                                                             414 X 424 km
    1 99999U 964499A  11361.46835991  .00002905  00000-0  50000-4 0    01
    2 99999  39.9961 106.3524 0007649 271.0941 174.7758 15.50127460    05
    
    Alberto Rango reported a possible observation on 2012 Jan 15 UTC, but it
    turns out to have been of OAO 2 r (68110B /
    3598). The epoch 12015.70961828 TLE of 11029A derived from that observation
    should be discarded.
    
    Ted Molczan
    
    
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