OBS Paul Camilleri, 24 June 2016: Mentor 5 and Mentor 7

From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:19:16 +0200
These data on Mentor 5 and Mentor 7 are sent on behalf of Paul Camilleri, who 
asked me to measure them:

37232 10 063A   8600 F 20160624092653000 17 75 0935048+022330 56
37232 10 063A   8600 F 20160624094500000 17 75 0953113+023890 56
37232 10 063A   8600 F 20160624100000000 17 75 1008122+025290 56

41584 16 036A   8600 F 20160624092653000 17 75 1008173+073280 56
41584 16 036A   8600 F 20160624163630000 17 75 1714448-030530 56
41584 16 036A   8600 F 20160624164000000 17 75 1718153-030480 56
41584 16 036A   8600 F 20160624164300000 17 75 1721172-030450 56


The drift of Mentor 7 appears to have ended and the satellite now seems 
stationary near 102.6 E. It needs a bit larger observational arc to be certain 
of all details, but here is is *very rough* orbital estimate, based on the four 
points reported above (MM and eccentricity are "ballpark figures" only that need 
more observations to get more accurate).

Mentor 7
1 41584U 16036A   16175.94054193 0.00000000  00000-0  00000+0 0    05
2 41584   7.5071 353.7298 0045000  38.9173 321.4084  1.00270000    03

This is likely a temporary check-out position. In this position the satellite is 
at 45.0 degrees elevation for the Pine Gap control facility in central Australia.


- Marco
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