SV: Search orbits for May 12 Titan

bjorn@tt-tech.se
Mon, 13 May 1996 12:36:29 +0100

Ron Lee asked me (at my work address, so I didn't
see it before Monday morning:

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Ted suggested mean motions in the 13.5 to 14.5 range.  Is that what
should be used?   Or are you attempting to find the rocket instead of
the payload?
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This may be a little late, and the recently reported launch
time of 19:32 UT (and Ron's adjusted elsets for this epoch)
makes me confused, especially since this was also from Ron:


> JUst read that the time for this launch is 14:32 PDT (21:32 UT)
> Does this help with the elements?

Anyway, I did use Ted's elsets for the rockets because they
would be easier to detect, and an observation will determine
the inclination (and launch time)

If 2132 UT is correct, search orbits would be :

NOSS 2-3 r       9.8  3.0  0.0  5.0
1 80000U 80000  A 96133.89722222  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    04
2 80000  63.4175 273.4000 0291700 163.0000 322.0000 15.33000000    02
Lacrosse 3 r     9.8  3.0  0.0  5.0
1 80001U 80001  A 96133.89722222  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    06
2 80001  67.9810 269.7500 0187200 179.0000 308.0000 15.06000000    08

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