Re: Re first loss of 2005

From: Bram Dorreman (
Date: Mon Jan 10 2005 - 19:55:38 EST

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    You wrote:
    > I note that the TLEs of five of
    > them were identical except of their mean anomaly, which seems unrealistic.
    When geosats are near their brightening days near equinox, I predicted them
    to see which is the most north and which is the most south and the others
    between. I was unable to do so. Then I discovered those identical values
    except the mean equinox. This happended in October 2002, 2003 and 2004 and
    also in March 2003 and 2004. These satellites are so close that it might be
    impossible to distinghuis them by radar? There was always one TLE of an
    ASTRA a bit different.
    Bram Dorreman
    COSPAR 4160 Achel 1
    51 16' 45.5" N  5 28' 36.6" E (WGS84) 35 m
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