RE: USA 186 post-manoeuvre elements

From: Ted Molczan (ssl3molcz@rogers.com)
Date: Mon Jan 26 2009 - 17:34:01 UTC

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    I am having difficulty with the rate of decay; the one below seems far too low.
    For this orbit, a three day arc is barely sufficient to reliably evaluate rate
    of decay; the picture will become clearer with further observation.
    
    USA 186         15.0  4.0  0.0  5.3 v
    1 28888U 05042A   09025.84651194  .00001249  00000-0  12318-4 0    07
    2 28888  97.9144  90.9472 0534844 266.1718  87.8107 14.76993889    05
    Arc 2009 Jan 22.81 - 25.86, WRMS residuals = 0.025 deg
    
    Ted Molczan
    
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