RE: SATOBS ML (4353), 4 May 2011 (Pt. I): 4th May obs of 3 May UNID II

From: Ted Molczan (ssl3molcz@rogers.com)
Date: Thu May 05 2011 - 14:45:16 UTC

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    Using Marco's new observations of his 2nd UNID of May 03, and starting with Mike McCants' estimated elements, and
    holding only eccentricity constant, I obtain:
    
    1 99992U 11623A   11124.48091999  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    02
    2 99992   0.3731  81.8331 0003453 232.1100 127.2612  0.99844638    04
    
    It was at 46.1 E, drifting west 1.54 deg/d.
    
    The orbit is close in inclination and plane to that of India's GSat 2 (03018A / 27807). According to the latest TLE on
    Space Track (epoch 11122.898), it was synchronous at 48 E, so perhaps it is being moved. Greg Roberts has reported
    03018A several times, with brightness ranging between mag 9 and 11.
    
    Ted Molczan
    
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