Re: 88-89 elsets ?

From: Michael McCants (mmccants@jump.net)
Date: Mon Dec 30 2002 - 19:47:06 EST

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    >It's the only candidate that is an Ariane 2.
    
    It seems to me that 89-027E/F/G is a possibility.
    
    Ariane 2 objects in orbit with a 4 degree inclination:
    
    19622 88-098B  ARIANE 2 R/B    ESA   489.9   4.0 28124   289  12.3
    23966 88-098E  ARIANE 2 DEB    ESA   481.9   3.6 27595   371   2.0
    25845 88-098F  ARIANE 2 DEB    ESA   353.7   4.4 20063   314   .16
    
    19920 89-027B  ARIANE 2 R/B    ESA   295.4   4.0 16227   404  12.4
    23243 89-027C  ARIANE 2 DEB    ESA   660.0   3.2 36928   537   .65
    26800 89-027D  ARIANE 2 DEB    ESA   408.8   3.2 23483   254
    
    >1 27625U 88089D   02364.28394949  .00000277  00000-0  00000+0 0    39
    >2 27625   4.1580  51.5862 7232226 122.5687 326.4853  2.00791928  2926
    
    Mean motion 2.0079 for the first object is surprising to me.
    No drag for 14 years?
    
    First elset in your file for 88-098B:
    1 19622U          88303.21097184  .00019307           35640-2 0    62
    2 19622   3.9007 242.9021 7282997 178.3298 190.3810  2.28875369    38
    
    First elset in your file for 89-027B:
    1 19920U 89027  B 89092.78149348 -.00065180 -43000-4 -26112-2   00022
    2 19920 003.9356 039.3516 7321298 178.8847 185.2210 02.26975888000016
    
    That's interesting - neither rocket could put an object into an orbit
    that high.  Some other 4 degree launch?  I'm confused.  :-)
    
    Mike McCants
    
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