Strange TLE for 02-024X

From: Edward S Light (edlight@juno.com)
Date: Thu May 23 2002 - 19:55:20 EDT

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    The last 5 TLEs from OIG for the 02-024 objects, given below, display
    some very perplexing behavior - most easily seen by looking at the
    mean motions - especially for 27430 and 27433.  Has anyone a clue as
    to what caused this? Exotic maneuvering? Bookkeeping error?
    
    Clear and dark skies!
       Ed Light
    
    TLEs from OIG ...
    
    PAYLOAD A
    1 27430U 02024A   02142.64934828  .00000242  00000-0  16357-3 0   148
    2 27430  98.8036 193.3182 0014882 173.3167 186.8200 14.09327826  1064
    PAYLOAD A
    1 27430U 02024A   02143.50000000  .00005896  00000-0  26645-2 0   173
    2 27430  98.8000 194.1997 0002639 108.8289 355.2809 14.22435326  1172
    PAYLOAD A
    1 27430U 02024A   02143.69059312  .00005896  00000-0  26643-2 0   160
    2 27430  98.8000 194.3900 0002640 108.2647 251.2791 14.22437589  1204
    PAYLOAD A
    1 27430U 02024A   02143.71921758  .00207776  00000-0  89773-1 0   157
    2 27430  98.8102 194.4368 0010768  95.9942  50.7862 14.22856854  1218
    PAYLOAD A
    1 27430U 02024A   02143.90108459  .00122329  00000-0  51214-1 0   208
    2 27430  98.7992 194.6064 0012128 189.1582 170.9388 14.25125583  1249
    
    PAYLOAD B
    1 27431U 02024B   02139.73913674 -.00000173 +00000-0 -74661-4 0 00251
    2 27431 098.8015 190.4720 0015272 176.7281 183.3984 14.09143650000663
    PAYLOAD B
    1 27431U 02024B   02140.16516544 -.00000220  00000-0 -10181-3 0    96
    2 27431  98.8015 190.8882 0015273 175.4912 184.6398 14.09143261   722
    PAYLOAD B
    1 27431U 02024B   02140.73320348 -.00000268 +00000-0 -12919-3 0 00198
    2 27431 098.8015 191.4430 0015306 173.8547 186.2808 14.09142765000802
    PAYLOAD B
    1 27431U 02024B   02141.72727062 -.00000365  00000-0 -18493-3 0   104
    2 27431  98.8014 192.4137 0015355 171.0113 189.1312 14.09141657   945
    PAYLOAD B
    1 27431U 02024B   02143.14736603 -.00000263  00000-0 -12638-3 0   116
    2 27431  98.8015 193.8011 0015344 166.9971 193.1599 14.09141609  1147
    
    CZ-4B R/B
    1 27432U 02024C   02139.65431912  .00001437  00000-0  77927-3 0    61
    2 27432  98.7109 190.3611 0049796 264.5293  95.0186 14.13352085   642
    CZ-4B R/B
    1 27432U 02024C   02140.71622494 +.00000808 +00000-0 +44823-3 0 00203
    2 27432 098.7110 191.3951 0049740 261.3786 098.1746 14.13351209000792
    CZ-4B R/B
    1 27432U 02024C   02141.21178139  .00000585  00000-0  33110-3 0    75
    2 27432  98.7110 191.8777 0049701 259.9049  99.6512 14.13350605   869
    CZ-4B R/B
    1 27432U 02024C   02141.70733741 +.00000288 +00000-0 +17449-3 0 00140
    2 27432 098.7110 192.3603 0049745 258.4161 101.1360 14.13349283000938
    CZ-4B R/B
    1 27432U 02024C   02143.68956048  .00000184  00000-0  11991-3 0    80
    2 27432  98.7111 194.2904 0049824 252.8719 106.6975 14.13349941  1214
    
    CZ-4B deb
    1 27433U 02024D   02143.06215256  .00006886  00000-0  31083-2 0   136
    2 27433  98.8000 193.7624 0002845 112.6268 270.6367 14.22430678  1125
    CZ-4B deb
    1 27433U 02024D   02143.19831918  .00006373  00000-0  28781-2 0   142
    2 27433  98.8000 193.8983 0002782 112.4082 247.7387 14.22432327  1148
    CZ-4B deb
    1 27433U 02024D   02143.55002491  .00001432  00000-0  64259-3 0   151
    2 27433  98.8013 194.2505 0005818 131.9413 228.2745 14.22454859  1195
    CZ-4B deb
    1 27433U 02024D   02143.62023431  .00001428  00000-0  60925-3 0   168
    2 27433  98.7861 194.3309 0014836 202.2008 157.9016 14.25059165  1205
    CZ-4B deb
    1 27433U 02024D   02143.74370293  .00001332  00000-0  78842-3 0   174
    2 27433  98.8025 194.3906 0015763 170.7675 338.5955 14.09332496  1213
    
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