Moln 3-28 r2 obs

Daniel Deak (dan.deak@sympatico.ca)
Fri, 25 Jun 1999 00:33:38 -0400

Hi everybody,

      I just observed the decaying Molniya 3-28 r2 (#16686).
Mag varied from 7 to 8.5 with a period of about 1 sec. I did
not time the exact period prefering to concentrate on getting
a positional fix.

      It was 48 seconds late and 0.26 degree lower than predicted
track using Alan's elset :
Moln 3-28 r2                                     1470 x 86 km
1 16686U 86031D   99176.19830506  .21408175  15637-1  22743-3 0 95165
2 16686  61.7429 147.9263 0967323 261.7147  87.2176 14.34218121 85256

Here is the obs in IOD format :

16686 86 031D   1745 G 19990625034026700 37 25 0012700+571500 68 M+070 07


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Daniel Deak
St-Bonaventure, Québec

COSPAR site 1745 : 45.9483°N, 72.6539°W, 58 m., UTC-4:00

E-mail : dan.deak@sympatico.ca
French language satellite web site : http://www3.sympatico.ca/dan.deak/