Total confusion about SZ-4 elsets?

From: Sven Grahn (svengrahn@telia.com)
Date: Tue Dec 31 2002 - 07:43:10 EST

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    This what Space command and OIG now put out for object 27630. If this is to 
    be believed this object moved from the low to the high orbit sometime 
    between day 364.705 and day 365.019.
    
    SZ-4
    1 27630U 02061A 02365.01917697 .00046517 00000-0 25672-3 0 82
    2 27630 42.4080 331.8393 0004456 170.2078 278.5862 15.78837141 218
    SZ-4
    1 27630U 02061A 02364.70568348 .00742031 82698-5 53893-3 0 79
    2 27630 42.4071 333.6023 0098454 137.3513 34.6157 16.04752081 168
    
    But, this group of elsets, which Phillip Clark spotted shows that something 
    was in the higher orbit already on day 364.33, i.e. on rev 10! (Launch was 
    on day 363.6944). These elsets are still listed by OIG, but nothing beyond 
    the eslet for day 364.827!
    
    UNK
    1 27634U 02061C 02364.82792925 .00047710 00000-0 26338-3 0 52
    2 27634 42.4084 333.0183 0004764 168.4769 271.9336 15.78820094 93
    UNK
    1 27634U 02061C 02364.59137731 .00036461 00000-0 20245-3 0 45
    2 27634 42.4084 334.4756 0004786 166.6822 7.5295 15.78789372 54
    UNK
    1 27634U 02061C 02364.52326389 .00036453 00000-0 20245-3 0 37
    2 27634 42.4084 334.8952 0004789 166.1818 340.4082 15.78784343 44
    UNK
    1 27634U 02061C 02364.32978705 .00101531 00000-0 55473-3 0 19
    2 27634 42.4080 336.0847 0004797 163.8920 321.6647 15.78791273 19
    
    
    So, confusion is now appears total. So, which elsets should we believe? 
    Hard to say. I doubt it will be possible to sort out the first 10 revs of 
    the real SZ-4. Space Command maybe never tracked it.
    
    Sven
    
    
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