TLE format query

Stephen Thompson (sthompson@esiusa.com)
Wed, 2 Jun 1999 15:26:34 -0400

> Kulbinder Kalirai, the author of TLEMOP asks:
> 
> I found several hundred elements that have a "C" instead of the "U" in
> line "1" of the element set (elements came from the ELyymmdd files). 
> Any idea if this is just a mistake or is it some sort of special
> indicator? What does it mean?
> 
> Example:
> 90088  A
> 1 20830C 90088  A 99112.02068287 -.00000035  00000-0  00000-0 0    05
> 2 20830  56.3407  10.2305 0072357  86.9455 227.0530  2.00573119 00009
> 
> If it is valid, then I will have to modify tlemop to allow for it.
> 
> I would be happy to forward responses to Kul.  Private reply is OK
> 
> Stephen
> 
> SThompson@esiusa.com
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