Re: Cosmos 2387

From: Bjoern Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Date: Tue May 14 2002 - 01:03:04 EDT


>From Jonathan's Space Report:
Feb 25 1726   Kosmos-2387       Soyuz-U        Plesetsk LC43/3  Imaging
08A

COSMOS 2387
1 27382U 02008A   02134.11878234  .00333852  53392-4  43852-3 0  3096
2 27382  67.0979 143.7801 0072264 110.2725 286.4727 16.01383872 12407

This is a typical spysat orbit, occasionally re-boosted to avoid decay.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Newcomb" <snewcomb@mail2.gcnet.net>
To: "SeeSat" <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2002 4:29 AM
Subject: Cosmos 2387


> Just got around to identifying a very bright -1 magnitude sighted May 11
at
> 01:22:47 UTC 10 degree under Arcturus heading northeast. Cosmos 2387
#27382
> #02008A . Apogee 206 mile / perigee 141 mile, seen at altitude of 161 mile
> per Element Manager. According to IDSat it had an apparent angular
velocity
> of over 1 degree per second. I was wondering why this recently launched
sat
> is not in a typical orbit.
> This was before seeing Cosmos 1242 rocket  #12155 at 1 degree under
Arcturus
> at 01:23:47 UTC as predicted.
> Lat 39.4697  Lon -79.3393  Alt  2573 ft
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