Re: Satobs Site 2751 2004 Dec 16

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Thu Dec 16 2004 - 21:59:56 EST

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    --- Bruce MacDonald <macdonalddevizes@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
    > 97-028A () observed to be 1 magnitude dimmer than 02-037A (Cosmos
    > 2392).  I believe both are RORSAT birds, but please correct me if I am
    > wrong....
    . 
    
    They are not Rorsat (Radar Ocean Reconnaisance Satellite )
    http://www.astronautix.com/project/rorsat.htm
    
    Cosmos 1932 is a rorsat
    
    COSMOS 1932                                      999 x 932 km
    1 18957U 88019A   04350.76620404 -.00000062  00000-0  23946-4 0  2212
    2 18957  65.0392 128.4286 0045230 343.5846  16.3738 13.79592963845734
    
    They are optical imaging sat's
    
    http://www.satobs.org/image/arkon1.gif
    
    http://www.friends-partners.org/partners/mwade/craft/arkon1.htm
    
    They are nice to observe in there high orbit's.
    Ted molczan reported seeing one with just his eye, not bad for something sort of way out there.
    
    Cosmos 2344 has a higher perigee.
    
    COSMOS 2344                                      2803 x 1440 km
    1 24827U 97028A   04350.92305087 -.00000045 +00000-0 +00000-0 0 09917
    2 24827 063.3747 331.6978 0801399 351.4764 007.3189 11.07873435304590
    COSMOS 2392                                      1824 x 1477 km
    1 27470U 02037A   04351.80401401 -.00000051  00000-0  10000-3 0  7565
    2 27470  63.4525 261.8747 0216337 355.9390   3.9849 12.06752731105708
    
    Kevin 
    
    
    
    
    		
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