Re: Unidentified Flying Object

Robert Sheaffer (sheaffer@netcom.com)
Sat, 16 Nov 1996 17:09:24 -0800 (PST)

Lasse Teist Jensen, LTJ
> 
> An angular motion of 6.7' per 45 seconds would imply (assuming a
> circular orbit)
> an orbital period at approx. 40 hours!!

If the object was in a Molniya-type orbit and near apogee, it would
travel very slowly. Its apparent motion would be much higher near
perigee. The period would still be 24 hours.




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