IGS 7A objects

From: Ted Molczan (ssl3molcz@rogers.com)
Date: Thu Mar 22 2012 - 13:28:12 UTC

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    I am now confident that the suspected IGS 7A-related object assigned the temporary ID 70000 is the rocket body. I came
    to this conclusion after Björn Gimle corrected a time reduction error that affected his observations of Mar 20 - they
    were 1 min earlier than reported - and with the help of Björn's and Russell Eberst's observations of Mar 21 UTC. The
    following elements should be reasonably accurate, but the arc remains short and there are few points.
    
    IGA 7A r                                                 467 X 505 km
    1 37955U 11075B   12081.89068054  .00005906  00000-0  23000-3 0    06
    2 37955  97.4140 154.2680 0027670  45.5161 314.8333 15.25655462    02
    Arc 20120318.89-0321.9 WRMS resid 0.030 totl 0.027 xtrk
    
    The object that Russell discovered on Mar 20 probably is the payload. The arc consists of just two points, spaced 11 s
    apart, so the following is a mostly a guess:
    
    IGS 7A                                                   483 X 486 km
    1 70002U          12080.86644012  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    04
    2 70002  97.4140 152.7489 0002000 207.7372 152.3760 15.26000000    00
    Arc 20120320.88-01010 WRMS resid 0.000 totl 0.000 xtrk
    
    Ted Molczan
    
    
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