Milstar 3 / USA 144

Matson, Robert (ROBERT.D.MATSON@cpmx.saic.com)
Wed, 9 Jun 1999 15:14:07 -0700

Hi Ted and List,

Again observed Milstar 3 last night.  Using Mike's latest elset in
MOLCZAN.TLE:

Milstar 3       15.0  4.5  4.5  3.8 d
1 25724U 99023A   99159.15642176  .00000000  00000-0  00000+0 0    00
2 25724  28.2000 195.6447 2135000 135.9744 224.0251  9.37361000    09

the satellite was 2 seconds early and on-track.  Magnitude was
0.5 dimmer than predicted using 3.8 standard magnitude.

Looked for but did not see USA 144.  The southwestern sky was
hazy, limiting the seeing to about +5.5 with 8 x 56 binoculars.  --Rob