LB Obs 2016 Dec 24 am. 28646, 05 016A manoeuvred??

From: Leo Barhorst via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sat, 24 Dec 2016 07:09:51 +0100
At 04 UT the sky looked to become clear with still a lot of thin clouds.
But soon the clouds got thicker and no stars visible anymore.

Did capture 28646 some  32 seconds late on only 3 day old TLE.
Has is manoeuvred??


28646 05 016A   4172 G 20161224042453888 17 25 1556880+531245 37 S
28646 05 016A   4172 G 20161224042501832 17 25 1559160+502064 37 S

See for the IOD-format:   http://www.satobs.org/position/IODformat.html

Residuals wrt the classfd.tle file of Dec 21.
Norad Cospar         Cross-track    delta T      TLE age  range
28646 05 016A   | -0.08106 deg  -31.634 sec   3.0 day, 1058.8 km

The residuals of the other classified satellites are low.
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Setup: WATEC 120N, 50 mm F1:1.8, NTP, Celestron Nexstar
Observations made and reduced with Sattools
Cospar 4172 ALMERE 52.3713 N 5.2580 E –3 ASL
Best regards     Leo Barhorst
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