Where is USA 116 ?

Bjoern Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Sun, 23 Nov 1997 19:50:40 +0100

USA 116 should have been visible from southern latitudes for a long time,
but may latest elset is quite old. A discussion on the uncertainties I see
is available under http://www.algonet.se/~b_gimle/unknowns.htm

Here are two, quite different, search orbits:

USA 116 before USA 129 boost                     1005 x 262
1 23728U 95066A   97317.82500000  .00014928  47402-9  12000-3 0    21
2 23728  97.8926  65.6000 0530000  32.6000 330.6000 14.78700000  9559

(or very unlikely, but similar to June 14, 2h 55m after USA 129?? :

USA 116 before USA 129 boost                     1005 x 262
1 23728U 95066A   97317.79000000  .00014928  47402-9  12000-3 0    33
2 23728  97.8926  65.6000 0530000  32.6000 330.6000 14.78700000  9559
)

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