Re: Fast Mover

Tyler MacKenzie (mackentd@is.dal.ca)
Mon, 2 Mar 1998 04:00:51 -0400 (AST)

Jari,
	An interesting problem, what program were you using to find your
passes, because mine (SatSpy2.5) pegged for your location (from your .sig
file) comes up with Cosmos-2348 rising from the SSW, peaking about half
way up the sky almost directly to the SE (at about 19:09:45), then going
into shadow about 38d up the ENE sky 30 seconds later. This is in more
detail in the ephemerides I posted earlier. I can't vouch for the accuracy
of my software, and I can't figure this by hand, but it sounds like it
fits your description. For reference, I used the Molczan Feb.26 tle's
(molczan.tle) epoch 26 FEB 1998 05:05 (UTC), as:

Cosmos 2348      8.0  3.0  0.0  4.5 d
1 25095U 97080A   98057.21225808  .00400444  56843-5  19007-3 0  1597
2 25095  67.1256  61.6341 0142983  75.6989 286.0023 16.01784623 11654


Tyler (Joe Stats) MacKenzie
Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/5918/
44.636N 63.595W 50m ASL