Debris from Jumpseat 4 near decay

From: Ted Molczan (molczan@home.com)
Date: Tue Nov 21 2000 - 18:56:44 PST

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    A piece of debris from the secret Jumpseat 4 satellite has just been
    catalogued, and elements are available:
    
    1 26618U 75017C   00326.99867032  .25487020  60800-5  10137-2 0    24
    2 26618  63.1646 205.9165 0765813 273.2659  77.7787 14.71739085 67239
    
    1 26618U 75017C   00326.72572572  .21289421  58796-5  10137-2 0    18
    2 26618  63.1648 206.7925 0811550 272.7423  78.5189 14.59828528 67194
    
    The orbit's latest perigee X apogee was 123 km X 1200 km, and rapidly decaying.
    Apogee is in the Northern hemisphere. It might be visible if it is large
    enough.
    
    Jumpseat was the first U.S. satellite to make use of the Molniya orbit
    pioneered by the USSR
    
    Ted Molczan
    
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