Re: Near Earth Confusion Satellites

From: Tony Beresford (aberesford@iprimus.com.au)
Date: Sat Feb 02 2002 - 02:40:31 EST

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    At 17:47 2/02/02, Ed Cannon wrote:
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    >http://home.iprimus.com.au/aberesford/neosat.html
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    >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:
    It now will include OGO5.
    I have all ready e-mailed Robert Oler.
    
    
    >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?
    
    I think this can be treated as telling us these TLEs were originally produced
    by their new model and then converted to sgp4/sdp4/spd8 Ed. such elements
    have been appearing for some time
    
    
    >Almost time for TDF 2, and the sky is clear.  If anyone
    >can ever explain Texas weather to me, please do.
    
    Nobody can Ed, the Earth's atmosphere is a chaotic system.
    
    
    
    >Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    >
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