Molniya 3-11 OBS

Jim Nix (nixj@bellsouth.net)
Tue, 01 Dec 1998 07:51:06 -0600

Hi all,

    Observed Molniya 3-11 (11240) 79004A this eve.  It appears to be
running 32.44 secs early and about 2 degrees east of predicted
trajectory using the following elset.

MOLNIYA 3-11
1 11240U 79004A   98335.72189432  .50085855  00000-0  67499-4 0   741
2 11240  61.8969 337.3812 1276840 285.7448  60.7587 13.70997889149639

  Skymap projected a near eclipse of Saturn and this bird was at least 2
degrees below
Saturn on transit.  Estimated using the five degree field of view of my
8 x 40's.


98/12    35.316N 89.866W 100m          2000
01
7900401 002516.06 015044+065859  5.0 5.5  S

Jim