RE: USA 237 continues to drift west

From: Ted Molczan (ssl3molcz@rogers.com)
Date: Wed Aug 29 2012 - 14:18:26 UTC

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    Observations of USA 237 (12034A / 38528) by Greg Roberts and Peter Wakelin during Aug 13-27 UTC, reveal that it was
    nearly synchronous, drifting west about 0.07 deg/d. 
    
    As of Greg's observations late on Aug 27 UTC, it was at 48.49 E:
    
    USA 237                                              35663 X 35923 km
    1 38528U 12034A   12240.76174266  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    07
    2 38528   3.4419 299.2989 0030805 309.3748  50.3929  1.00253714    08
    Arc 20120813.78-0827.78 WRMS resid 0.005 totl 0.004 xtrk
    
    The manoeuvre to the present orbit appears to have occurred on Aug 13 near 17 h UTC.
    
    Ted Molczan
    
    
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