Re: Object 03145 (68-14B)

From: Tony Beresford (
Date: Tue Mar 21 2006 - 04:52:02 EST

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    At 02:51 20/03/06, Mike McCants wrote:
    >Object 68-14B showed up yesterday as an elset that was not
    >in my file of all tles.  Object 68-14A is OGO 5.  Object 68 14B
    >is its Agena rocket upper stage.  Both objects have an orbital
    >period of a little over 2 1/2 days.  The last previous elset for
    >68-14B was in 1970.
    >Object 68-14B (NCat 03145) is currently making perigee passes
    >over the northern hemisphere every few days at a height of
    >about 22000 miles.  I would guess that its magnitude near
    >perigee will be about 12th magnitude, but it could be a little
    >brighter or fainter.
    Mike and others,
    note the observations and derived orbit 
    in Bill Gray's assorted MPEC's
    I think this is  #3145 /68-14B
    Tony Beresford 
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