Re: Near Earth Confusion Satellites

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Sat Feb 02 2002 - 02:17:23 EST

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    Robert Oler wrote:
    
    >Sometime ago someone posted links to the TLE page where 
    >the earth sats that are troublesome to the NEA folks are.
    >
    >Could you kindly repost that?  I am particularly 
    >interested in OGO 1 and 5
    
    This may be Tony Beresford's page, "Earth Satellites for 
    Asteroid Hunters":
    
    http://home.iprimus.com.au/aberesford/neosat.html
    
    In particular, he has a file of elements:
    
    http://home.iprimus.com.au/aberesford/tle/glo10.txt
    
    It includes OGO 1 but not OGO 5 (03138, 68-014A).  Here's 
    an interesting elset for OGO 5 that I just queried from 
    OIG -- and I quote:
    
    OGO 5 No current elements
    1 03138U 68014A   02031.00000000 +.00000000 +00000-0 +00000-0 0 02285
    2 03138 049.9157 141.6838 4998702 355.3794 359.5976 00.38446434053949
    
    "No current elements" with a current epoch date....
    But maybe all of those zeroes in the epoch means that 
    they made it up?
    
    Almost time for TDF 2, and the sky is clear.  If anyone
    can ever explain Texas weather to me, please do.
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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