Current STS-72 TLEs, KEPs and State Vector <Set 17, Rev 041>

David Cottle (dcottle@ozemail.com.au)
Sat, 13 Jan 1996 18:57:45 -0800

>Date: Sat, 13 Jan 1996 18:57:09 -0800
>To: 2 STS TLE 2
>From: David Cottle <dcottle@ozemail.com.au>
>Subject: Current STS-72 TLEs, KEPs and State Vector <Set 17, Rev 041>
>Cc: hblucher@ja6.jsc.nasa.gov, PMALEY@gp808.jsc.nasa.gov,
enielsen@GP401.jsc.nasa.gov
>
>STS-72      
>1 23762U 96001A   96014.00207403  .00002422  00000-0  83665-5 0   176
>2 23762  28.4539  75.2675 0006612 282.0225  34.0525 15.88223476   411
>
>Launch time for STS-72: 11 JAN 96 @ 09:41:00.086 UTC
>
>Earth-Fixed Greenwich State Vector :
>
>Vector format = 7
>Satellite Name:         STS-72 
>Catalog Number:         23762  96001A    
>Epoch Date/Time:        96014.00207402800
>                        01/14/1996  00:02:59.196 UTC
>ECI X:                   5166.24106743494 km
>    Y:                   3617.61072773931 km
>    Z:                   -2207.4319999999 km
>    Xdot:                -3.3677499217230 km/s
>    Ydot:                6.42970401525152 km/s
>    Zdot:                2.65307900000000 km/s
>ndot/2 (drag):              0.00002422455 rev/day^2
>nddt/6:                       0.00000E+00 rev/day^3
>Bstar:                        8.36646E-06 1/Earth Radii
>Elset #:                               17
>Rev @ Epoch:               41.87803683737

>
>Keplerian Elements (Amsat format):
>
>Satellite: STS-72      
>Catalog number: 23762
>Epoch time:      96014.00207403
>Element set:      17
>Inclination:       28.4539 deg
>RA of node:        75.2675 deg
>Eccentricity:    0.0006612
>Arg of perigee:   282.0225 deg
>Mean anomaly:      34.0525 deg
>Mean motion:   15.88223476 rev/day
>Decay rate:    2.42245e-05 rev/day^2
>Epoch rev:              41
>Check sum:             270
>
>Drag Factor is 0.1
>
>SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITAL DATA:
>
>These 2-line elements have been generated using Ken Ernandes' program
>VEC2TLE using real time state vector data supplied by DOD C-Band Radar
>Network courtesy Dave Simonson. Note that the epoch of the 2-line
>elements is the same as the state vector time.
>
>Occasionally these elements are derived from the Goddard Space Flight Center
>(GSFC) NASA Orbital Information Group (OIG), using Curtis Haases' program
>VEC2VIF that formats the OIG vectors for use by VEC2TLE.
>
>The source of the data can be confirmed by the data format of the vector ;
>EFG, ft, ft/s      = DOD C-Band Radar Network
>ECI, km, km/s      = NASA OIG RAID RBBS
>ECI M50, ft, ft/s  = Rockwell Mission Support Room
>
>Drag and B-Star parameters are internally calculated by VEC2TLE using
>the drag factor. Rev numbers use NASA orbit numbering convention.
>
>                                Dave Cottle
>
>

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