Re: Kep probs . . . Geosats . . .

From: Tony Beresford (aberesford@iprimus.com.au)
Date: Mon Jan 15 2001 - 07:31:27 PST

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    At 00:06 16/01/01 , John locker wrote:
    
    >I am more inclined (sorry) to favour a numeric error in the epoch day
    >value.Astras 1A to 1H , with the exception of 1D , all have values of  Day
    >9.000000 , which I find strange.
    >
    >eg.
    >ASTRA 1F
    >1 23842U 96021A   01009.00000000  .00000036  00000-0  10000-3 0  4018
    >2 23842   0.0692 105.5984 0009287 283.9205 315.1817  1.00269188 17396
    John, the integral epoch just means the epoch is arbitrary and not the
    usual crossing of the ascending node. Its a sign of the use of a new ephemeris
    generator being used at I think.
    Tony Beresford
    
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