Re: TJM obs of 2008 Nov 28 UTC; updated Lacrosse 2 elements

From: Allen Thomson (thomsona@flash.net)
Date: Sat Nov 29 2008 - 01:36:22 UTC

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    > Its mean altitude is now about 200 m higher. It raised its
    > orbit about 100 m in mid October. 
    
    Much off-topic, but,
    
    I'm totally amazed that this large, complex, active LEO satellite retains some degree of functionality after 17 years. Presumably it's been in near-daily use for most of that time, pointing its antenna at various objects on the ground, firing up the radar transmitter, etc.
    
    Most impressive.
    
    End off-topic.
    
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