Congrats Pierre and BY Obs Nov 18

From: Brad Young (brad.young@domain-engineering.com)
Date: Tue Nov 18 2008 - 18:22:31 UTC

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    Congrats to Pierre! Hopefully he can use the data below for Lacrosse 5;
    other data may be useful to those looking for aging elset objects. 
    
    I observed 25991, but was distracted by 2 UNIDs and a HUGE flock of geese
    flying south. One UNID was OV1-5 r/b (2123, 66025C) which is always
    startling since it travels west! The other UNID was 32477 TecSAR R/b
    (08002B), which caught my eye because it is in a 41 deg orbit, a bit
    unusual. The geese remain UNID, but I estimate their orbit to be:
    
    GE-ESE                            18.0 0.5                  0.5 x 0.5
    
    1 88888U 08999A   08320.55322215 0.00000000  00000-0  10000+2 0    00
    2 88888  97.4586  32.8803 0008431 182.2452 337.8035  0.00534022    00
    
    As you can see from the perigee height, drag, and orbital speed, it is
    imperative they are continuously firing.
    
    18025 87 043H   8336 E 20081118003309560 17 25 2208414-033406 28 S
    18025 87 043H   8336 E 20081118003330220 17 25 2230320+042289 67 S
    23533 95 015A   8336 E 20081118003514720 17 25 2127452-053467 58  
    23533 95 015A   8336 E 20081118003534790 17 25 2117360+010458 18  
    28646 05 016A   8336 E 20081118010040330 17 25 2216566-275802 48 S
    28646 05 016A   8336 E 20081118010050190 17 25 2224375-263408 28 S
    28646 05 016A   8336 E 20081118010126560 17 25 2255721-200918 28 S
    28646 05 016A   8336 E 20081118010215080 17 25 2345994-085716 28 S
    28646 05 016A   8336 E 20081118010241450 17 25 0017378-014421 87 S
    
    79- 57 A 08-11-18 00:38:52   BY  148.6 0.5  34  4.37  AA'; 4->inv Note 1
    65-  8 A 08-11-18 00:57:59   BY   87.6 0.3  10  8.76  F; 8->inv
    92- 64 A 08-11-18 01:14:57   BY  109.3 0.4   6 18.2   F; 6->inv Note 2
    
    Notes:
    1) Phase shift - where 2nd max became lesser than 1st max during middle of
    pass - may effect accuracy.
    2) Threw out several discordant A's and F's during first portion of pass
    until it "settled down"
    
    Brad Young
    TULSA 1
    COSPAR 8336
    36.1397N, 95.9838W, 205m ASL
    
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