TacSat 2 search elements

From: Ted Molczan (molczanseesat@rogers.com)
Date: Sat Dec 16 2006 - 07:54:02 EST

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    TacSat 2 was launched on 2006 Dec 16 at 12:00:00 UTC.
    
    I do not know whether or not U.S. Government elsets will be published; here are
    approximate orbital elements:
    
    TacSat 2         2.0  1.0  0.0  7.8 d
    1 73600U          06350.54783198  .00005811  00000-0  10000-3 0    07
    2 73600  40.0000  77.6000 0010000 270.0000  90.0000 15.50000000    02
    
    Dimensions and the derived standard magnitude are a guess. The spacecraft has a
    mass of about 370 kg.
    
    A large portion of its surface is covered by a gold coloured thermal blanket,
    which may cause it to appear reddish:
    
    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:TacSat-2.jpg
    
    http://space.skyrocket.de/index_frame.htm?http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/tac
    sat-2.htm
    
    Ted Molczan
    
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