Re: High orbit satellite

From: Allen Thomson (thomsona@flash.net)
Date: Wed Mar 01 2000 - 09:39:29 PST

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    Tony Beresford communicated,
    
    > The TLE equivalent for this is below. I have "borrowed" the
    > catalog number of prognosz 1 as a matter of convenience, and the
    > checksums wont work ( I know this doesnt affect Mike McCant's HIGHFLY
    > The brightness at perigee could be as bright as mag 10.
    > GlO10        mag 3.2      18400 by 192000 km
    > 1 05941U 72029A   00059.80000000  .00000000  +0000-0 +00000-0 0  0001
    > 2 05941 062.7017 350.6869 7719220 002.4567 169.3679 00.241959489   00
    
    
    A very interesting discovery. Might I suggest, however, that it be assigned
    a 9xxxx number until the identification is more certain?  Perhaps those
    adept at orbitology can do a heroic feat of retrodiction and see if the new
    object's orbit matches any of the last know Prognoz ones.
    
    BTW, do we have a convention for 9xxxx numbers, such as 9YYNNN?
    
    
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