91118=Milstar5 CnR

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Sat Jun 16 2007 - 02:33:23 EDT

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    Morning,
    
    Bill Gray of Project Pluto ( GUIDE fame) has provided the 
    following orbit for 91118 based on my recent observations 
    reported earlier:
    
    Orbital elements:
    2007-663GEO
        Perigee 2007 Jun 14.185868 TT =  4:27:39 (JD 2454265.685868)
    Epoch 2007 Jun 14.0 TT = JDT 2454265.5                  Find_Orb
    M 292.99392              (2000.0)            P               Q
    n 360.50444634     Peri.   77.04045      0.75150706     -0.65932553
    a 42201.6814km     Node   324.20029      0.58905525      0.68626776
    e   0.0049917      Incl.    2.24909      0.29707077      0.30712601
    P1437.96m          H   27.2     G   0.15   q 41991.0228km  Q 42412.3400km
     From 13 observations 2007 June 12-13;   RMS error 7.759 arcseconds
    
    This he obtained using his freeware program FIND_ORB. 
    
    Many thanks Bill.
    
    As Mike has demonstrated this object is in fact the lost 
    Milstar 5 Centaur rocket so object 91118 now dies.
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
    
    
    
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