ISON elements of Mentor 8

From: Ted Molczan via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 20:03:57 -0500
The following TLEs have been fit to ISON's propagated position vectors published by JSC Vimpel, following conversion from J2000 to TEME.

Mentor 8                                             35604 X 36178 km
1 47237U 20095A   20350.36403935  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    05
2 47237   7.9897 306.6976 0067832 181.5866 178.4797  0.99905366    03
Arc 20201215.36-1216.36 WRMS resid 0.001 totl 0.000 xtrk

Mentor 8                                             35608 X 36299 km
1 47237U 20095A   20357.38927083  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    09
2 47237   7.9747 306.6210 0081683 181.4352 178.6211  0.99685165    02
Arc 20201222.39-1223.37 WRMS resid 0.001 totl 0.001 xtrk

Mentor 8                                             35611 X 36296 km
1 47237U 20095A   20363.40813657  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    00
2 47237   7.9624 306.5564 0080836 181.1735 178.9397  0.99684902    04
Arc 20201228.41-1229.41 WRMS resid 0.001 totl 0.000 xtrk

Mentor 8                                             35611 X 35951 km
1 47237U 20095A   21005.41777778  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    08
2 47237   7.9457 306.4798 0040270 182.0424 178.0665  1.00296756    07
Arc 20210105.42-0106.42 WRMS resid 0.002 totl 0.002 xtrk

The above TLE was close to synchronous near 51 E.

Below are a couple of ISON-derived TLEs of the Delta 4 2nd stage.

Mentor 8 r                                           36148 X 38474 km
1 47238U 20095B   20349.51510417  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    05
2 47238   7.9694 306.7680 0266149 332.7674  25.9163  0.95073705    03
Arc 20201214.52-1215.52 WRMS resid 0.002 totl 0.000 xtrk

Mentor 8 r                                           36144 X 38477 km
1 47238U 20095B   21005.60217593  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    04
2 47238   7.9167 306.5685 0267029 333.4809  25.2958  0.95077133    01
Arc 20210105.6-0106.54 WRMS resid 0.001 totl 0.000 xtrk

Ted Molczan






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