Most probably NO acceleration of 76- 11 B = 8646

Kurt Jonckheere (kjonckheere@unicall.be)
Thu, 6 Jun 1996 19:57:27 +0200

As mentioned yesterday there was a sudden jump in Mean motion at day
156 (from 13.7317 to 13.7321).  But taking a look at the elements of
the last five days, one can see immediately that the MM is now almost
the same as before.  So I think a misinterpretation of the radar-data
caused this sudden jump... (meaning there was NO jump and NO 
acceleration of the rocket).

>1 08646U 76011B   96158.23902586 +.00000046 +00000-0 +33780-4 0 09314
>2 08646 082.9637 226.0748 0007122 069.5116 290.6796 13.73178437019159
                                                        *****
>1 08646U 76011B   96157.14605429 +.00000057 +00000-0 +45561-4 0 09142
>2 08646 082.9632 226.8783 0006986 072.1801 288.0114 13.73178491019008
                         back to normal....             *****
>1 08646U 76011B   96156.49025434  .00087413  00000-0  93396-1 0  9104
>2 08646  82.9628 227.3594 0006910  73.3475 286.7691 13.73215577 18917
                                      sudden jump       ?????
>1 08646U 76011B   96156.12594839 +.00000012 +00000-0 -30432-5 0 09190
>2 08646 082.9626 227.6275 0006916 073.6597 286.5318 13.73177908018861
                                                        *****
>1 08646U 76011B   96155.25157174  .00000012  00000-0 -30432-5 0  9099
>2 08646  82.9627 228.2706 0006910  77.0670 283.1251 13.73177751 18744
                                                        *****