Re: Another TiPS search elset

Rainer Kracht (R.Kracht@t-online.de)
Tue, 25 Jun 96 15:01 +0100

>From: Ted Molczan <molczan@fox.nstn.ca>
>To: "'See Sat List'" <seesat-l@iris01.plasma.mpe-garching.mpg.de>
>Subject: Another TiPS search elset
>Date: Mon, 24 Jun 1996 22:54:12 -0400

>I have tweaked Rainer's elset to more closely fit Paul Maley's
>description of his TiPS obs on 22 June. I made the following
>main assumptions:
>
>Observation site: 29.7 N, 95.5 W
>
>Object overhead at 10:12 UTC
>
>Object's mean altitude is 1022 km above 6378 km Earth radius.
>
>
>TiPS             3.5  0.0  0.0  5.7
>1 96290U 96029  ? 96172.50000000  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    05
>2 96290  63.4200 170.1000 0000100 150.0000 264.0000 13.63980000    01
>
>There is enough uncertainty in the orbital altitude, as well as
>key details of Paul's observation, to create many minutes of
>uncertainty in predictions, so I recommend this elset be treated
>as a search orbit.
>
>Happy hunting!


I agree with Ted's elset, as my elset was based on:

Object overhead at June *23* 10:12 UTC 
                         !!

With

Observation site: 29.75 N, 95.4 W

Object overhead at June 22 10:12 UTC

Object's mean altitude is 1022 km above 6378 km Earth radius.

I get:

TiPS
1 96290U 96029    96172.50000000  .00000000
2 96290  63.4200 170.1000 0001000 150.0000 267.8000 13.63440000


 Rainer Kracht  1996 June 25
 R.Kracht@t-online.de
 +9.6626E, +53.7695N, 9m