Current STS-72 TLEs, KEPs and State Vector <Set 24, Rev 062>

David Cottle (dcottle@ozemail.com.au)
Mon, 15 Jan 1996 02:13:05 -0800

>Date: Mon, 15 Jan 1996 02:11:53 -0800
>To: 2 STS TLE 2
>From: David Cottle <dcottle@ozemail.com.au>
>Subject: Current STS-72 TLEs, KEPs and State Vector <Set 24, Rev 062>
>
>STS-72      
>1 23762U 96001A   96015.29359530  .00002318  00000-0  82280-5 0   241
>2 23762  28.4501  65.6448 0007089 311.9179 202.8165 15.87666617   625
>
>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:        96015.29359530100
>                        01/15/1996  07:02:46.634 UTC
>ECI X:                   -4779.5524550037 km
>    Y:                   -4476.5683695568 km
>    Z:                   1357.95599999999 km
>    Xdot:                4.23445659427427 km/s
>    Ydot:                -5.5343482683083 km/s
>    Zdot:                -3.3292539999999 km/s
>ndot/2 (drag):              0.00002317613 rev/day^2
>nddt/6:                       0.00000E+00 rev/day^3
>Bstar:                        8.22797E-06 1/Earth Radii
>Elset #:                               24
>
>Keplerian Elements (Amsat format):
>
>Satellite: STS-72      
>Catalog number: 23762
>Epoch time:      96015.29359530
>Element set:      24
>Inclination:       28.4501 deg
>RA of node:        65.6448 deg
>Eccentricity:    0.0007089
>Arg of perigee:   311.9179 deg
>Mean anomaly:     202.8165 deg
>Mean motion:   15.87666617 rev/day
>Decay rate:    2.31761e-05 rev/day^2
>Epoch rev:              62
>Check sum:             314
>
>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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