RE: TITAN II/DMSP FLIGHT 16

From: Ted Molczan (molczan@home.com)
Date: Tue Jan 16 2001 - 20:24:12 PST

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    Thank you, Keith Stein, for making the DMSP F16 ILAM available.
    
    I have found one significant error. The stated epoch of the final injection
    orbit, 019/14:28:48.000, is inconsistent with the stated start time of the
    launch window, 13:58 UTC, and the start orbit time, MET:000:15:24.000.
    
    Adding the start orbit time to the start of the launch window yields the
    correct epoch: 019/14:13:24.000.
    
    Using the correct epoch, here is the approximate ILAM-equivalent SGP4 2-line
    element set:
    
    1 70000U          01019.59263889  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    01
    2 70000  98.7650  22.8530 0004440 180.1390   3.0150 14.11820000    04
    
    Best wishes,
    Ted
    
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