USA 116 elements

From: Ted Molczan (molczan@home.com)
Date: Sat Jun 10 2000 - 13:32:53 PDT

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    I have updated USA 116's elements, using observations by David Brierley and
    Mike Waterman, from 5 to 9 June UTC:
    
    USA 116         15.0  3.0  0.0  5.1 v
    1 23728U 95066A   00161.97278935  .00018517  00000-0  44054-3 0    01
    2 23728  97.8935 273.1810 0454996 214.7403 142.3310 14.76013022    05
    
    I observed USA 129 at 2000 June 10 02:06 UTC, very close to the track predicted
    by these 3 day old elements:
    
    USA 129         15.0  3.0  0.0  5.1 v
    1 24680U 96072A   00159.09765046  .00020553  00000-0  30383-3 0    04
    2 24680  97.8887 222.1065 0504831  13.1950 348.1995 14.75833197    04
    
    I obtained a couple of positions, but they were spoiled by my having forgotten
    to start my stopwatch. (I usually start it an calibrate it to WWV in advance of
    my observations, and then measure splits. When I skip the preliminaries, I have
    to remember to start the watch, otherwise the splits won't work. It's an error
    I've made before, and no doubt will make again, though hopefully not soon!)
    
    Ted Molczan
    
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