X-37B still in orbit

From: Greg Roberts (grr@telkomsa.net)
Date: Tue Nov 23 2010 - 19:43:57 UTC

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    Observations 23 NOV 2010:
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    Cosatrak 1 (Computerised satellite Tracking System).
    MINTRON low light level CCD surveillance camera (0.005 lux typical
    in non integration mode) and 0.00005 lux in STARLIGHT mode with 128
    frame integration.
    
    Used with 50mm focal length f/1.8 lens.
    
    Site 0433 : Longitude 18.51294 deg East, Latitude  33.94058 deg S,
    Elevation 10 metres - situated in Pinelands (Cape Town), South Africa
    
    
    FOR CLASSIFIED.TLE:
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    36514 10 015A   0433 G 20101123185502600 56 15 1349060-801029 39  +030 05
    36514 10 015A   0433 G 20101123185506600 56 15 1246110-803605 39  +030 05
    36514 10 015A   0433 G 20101123185510200 56 15 1149320-802258 39  +030 05
    
    
    Notes:
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    (1) Did plane scan for OTV-1 and believe this is the object so it is
        still in orbit but with a decreased altitude. Many thanks to Ted
        for his very good estimate of what the probable orbit would be!
    
    
    (2) Back to tracking
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
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