96038A name and NORAD numbers

Ted Molczan (molczan@fox.nstn.ca)
Fri, 12 Jul 1996 20:27:40 -0400

GSFC OIG has posted the name and numbers of last week's Titan 4 
payload. Here are Rainer's latest elsets, revised accordingly.

Do not look for 96038A in the orbit below. It manoeuvred a few
days ago, and is nowhere near that orbit.

USA 125         10.0  3.0  0.0  5.0
1 23945U 96038  A 96190.00000000  .00029250  00000-0  99618-4 0    02
2 23945  54.9908 163.4026 0020229 331.5871 115.1135 15.88773242    09
USA 125 r        9.8  3.0  0.0  5.0
1 23946U 96038  B 96192.00000000  .00050766  00000-0  13871-3 0    07
2 23946  54.9975 153.4960 0012449 325.8846 131.0116 15.93264438    07

A third object, 96038C / 23947, has been catalogued, which I presume
to be the perigee-kick motor.

So far, I am aware of only one observer, Daniel Karcher, who is 
searching for it in one of the search orbits I posted. So far, I
have not begun my search due to bad weather. I am doing more analysis
on the 89061B and D orbits, to see if I can learn anything that
would help improve the 96038C search orbits. I will post any findings 
here.

Ted