Milstar 3 search element set

Ted Molczan (molczan@home.com)
Wed, 26 May 1999 14:53:22 -0400

I believe that Milstar 3 (USA 143) is likely in the following approximate
orbit, pieced together from a few obs sent by one of my friends who prefers
anonymity:

USA 143 search  15.0  4.5  4.5  3.8 d
1 25724U 99023  A 99140.30190000  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    02
2 25724  28.3000 241.0000 2140000  63.0000 313.0000  9.37220000    08

I am calling it a "search" elset, mainly because it is based on obs about
one week old (I received them this morning), but I believe that it may be
accurate to well within +/- 10 minutes.

Dimensions and std magnitude are based on the pre-deployment configuration.

Ted Molczan