Re: AYAME (ECS 1 r)

JAY RESPLER (jrespler@superlink.net)
Sun, 13 Jun 1999 21:28:52 -0400

At 17:41 13/06/99 , JAY RESPLER wrote:
>These last elements for A are 5.5 years old. I haven't compared them, but if 
>the new elements are similar, that raises the question, is 25776 B, or recovered>A?
>
>79009A
>1 11261U 79009A   93364.99999999 -.00000068 +00000-0 +10000-3 0 05886
>2 11261 004.8500 053.2620 1027781 214.1630 172.9940 01.09673722000011
>
>I dont think so Jay, The latest elset for 25776 is what one would expect for a geotransfer orbit that has lost apogee height thru airdrag.

UNK
1 25776U 79009B   99163.37945603  .00012744  00000-0  15412-2 0    36
2 25776  23.9658 182.5801 4919226 212.8054 103.7870  5.77693631177965

>and not the solar-lunar pertubations of the orbit you present for ECS-1.
>Tony Beresford

As I said, I hadn't compared elements. Since A has incl= 4 deg, and 
B has incl= 23 deg, you're right, they obviously are not the same object.



Harro.Zimmer wrote:
>in respect to Tonys Jays and Mikes messages to this topic let me clarify the
> problem that I see:
>AYAME 1 was launched on Feb 6,1979. NORAD registered only one object # 11261
>1979-009A. More then 20 years later SpaceCom "discovered" # 5776 1979 - 09B!

We can't be sure when it was discovered. SpaceCom has a non-public catalog
(the # 8xxxx series) with 'unknown' objects. B could have been there 
for some time before they decided to give it 'official' status.

Something strange with the catalog listing.

Internatnl                                          
Designator   CatNo Common Name     Source LaunchDate 
------------ ----- --------------- ------ ---------- 
1979-009B    25776 UNK             UNK

If they've decided that 25776 is 79-9B, why should Source and LaunchDate
be UNK?  I can understand not being sure what the object is, and having
UNK as Common Name, but Source and Date should be able to be listed.
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