USA 129 / 96072A recovered after manoeuvre

Ted Molczan (molczan@home.com)
Sun, 4 Jul 1999 07:55:53 -0400

Pierre Neirinck and a friend (who I will name when I have his permission),
have recovered USA 129 after it made a recent manoeuvre. Below are the two
post-recovery elements. The latest one is the more accurate of the two.

I will forward any observations posted here to Pierre, to aid him in
refining the orbit.

USA 129         15.0  3.0  0.0  5.1 v
1 24680U 96072  A 99183.91142230  .00030000  00000-0  37103-3 0  3383
2 24680  97.9171 246.1628 0496451  39.8750 323.6700 14.81060778    09
USA 129         15.0  3.0  0.0  5.1 v
1 24680U 96072  A 99184.92478130  .00026157  00000-0  31573-3 0  3390
2 24680  97.8758 247.1215 0498398  33.3797 329.6667 14.81108692    00

Ted Molczan