Updated 96072A elements

Ted Molczan (molczan@fox.nstn.ca)
Sun, 12 Jan 1997 10:34:48 -0500

Here is my update using 9 points from 8-11 Jan:

USA 129         15.0  3.0  0.0  5.1 v
1 24680U 96072  A 97 11.51751181  .00014267  00000-0  16587-3 0    04
2 24680  97.7502  77.2055 0543109  95.2435 225.5782 14.72271014    08

Here are the details of the obs, and the residuals from Elcor:

date
hhmm:ss.ss
north latitude, deg
east longitude, deg
AMSL, metres
RA, decimal hours, 2000.0
Dec, decimal deg,  2000.0
weighting factor, 0 to 1

Obs 9
1997 jan 08 1237:51.60 -34.970000 138.65170 150 11.916667 -70.833333 1
Obs 13
1997 jan 09 1127:47.01 -31.125556 149.11444 390 12.413333 -58.083333 1
Obs 14
1997 jan 09 1130:57.00 -38.374400 144.8136    5 08.750000 -14.150000 1
Obs 15
1997 jan 09 1131:11.00 -31.125556 149.11444 390 09.331667 -42.016667 1
Obs 16
1997 jan 09 1310:15.60 -34.970000 138.65170 150 03.645000 -09.816667 1
Obs 17
1997 jan 10 1158:51.00 -38.274400 145.04000   5 07.983333 -24.516667 1
Obs 19
1997 jan 11 1225:13.02 -31.125556 149.11444 390 21.566667 -82.683333 1
Obs 20
1997 jan 11 1226:58.07 -31.125556 149.11444 390 02.483333 -65.633333 1
Obs 21
1997 jan 11 2036:18.10 -33.942400  18.51320  10 08.155000 -52.566667 1

Residuals:
Obs 9                   0.0055
Obs 13                  0.0008
Obs 14                  0.0022
Obs 15                  0.0027
Obs 16                  0.0061
Obs 17                  0.0051
Obs 19                  0.0006
Obs 20                  0.0034
Obs 21                  0.0013
press RETURN
old RMS 0.0033
new RMS 0.0021

BSTAR [1.6586e-004]:
inclination [97.7502]:
R.A. Asc. Node [77.2055]:
eccentricity [0.0543109]:
arg of perigee [95.2435]:
quasi mean anomaly [320.8217]:
mean motion [14.72271014]
mean anomaly [225.5782]

Ted Molczan