Re: Phobos-Grunt observation

From: Janos Tolgyesi (hg5apz@gmail.com)
Date: Wed Nov 23 2011 - 07:55:23 UTC

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    ESA tracking station receives signal from Russia's Phobos Mars mission
    http://www.esa.int/esaCP/index.html
    
    23 November 2011   On Tuesday, 22 November at 20:25 UT, ESA's tracking
    station at Perth, Australia, established contact with Russia's Phobos-Grunt
    spacecraft...
    
    
    On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 6:37 PM, Janos Tolgyesi <hg5apz@gmail.com> wrote:
    
    > Here is a link to a small summary of an analysis, prepared by a russian
    > expert, and  based on the two available pictures on passes Phobos-Grunt,
    > were taken by amateur observers:
    > https://sites.google.com/site/phobosgruntrotating/
    > t.janos
    >
    > On Sun, Nov 20, 2011 at 11:40 PM, Ted Molczan <ssl3molcz@rogers.com>wrote:
    >
    >> Paul Maley sent me his video, from which I reduced the following
    >> observations using ObsReduce:
    >>
    >> 37872 11 065A   0000 G 20111119001936091 17 25 2116081-451222 37 S+064 02
    >> 37872 11 065A   0000 G 20111119001937392 17 25 2118735-450159 37 S+064 02
    >> 37872 11 065A   0000 G 20111119001944899 17 25 2134741-435893 37 S
    >> 37872 11 065A   0000 G 20111119001947935 17 25 2141324-432540 37 S
    >> 37872 11 065A   0000 G 20111119002001349 17 25 2213706-403632 37 S+047 03
    >> 37872 11 065A   0000 G 20111119002006788 17 25 2227932-390810 37 S
    >> 37872 11 065A   0000 G 20111119002016264 17 25 2254175-360274 37 S
    >> 37872 11 065A   0000 G 20111119002034416 17 25 2347572-275668 37 S
    >> 37872 11 065A   0000 G 20111119002043358 17 25 0014413-225230 37 S
    >> 37872 11 065A   0000 G 20111119002047862 17 25 0027743-201000 87 S
    >> 37872 11 065A   0000 G 20111119002050532 17 25 0035550-182986 37 S
    >> 37872 11 065A   0000 G 20111119002101943 17 25 0107852-111432 37 E
    >> 37872 11 065A   0000 G 20111119002107248 17 25 0122023-075296 37 E
    >>
    >> IOD format: http://www.satobs.org/position/IODformat.html
    >>
    >> Site 0000: 29.6049 N, 95.1069 W, 6 m
    >>
    >> To my knowledge, Paul's site has yet to be assigned a permanent ID, so
    >> for now I have set it to 0000.
    >>
    >> The details of each reduction, as well as the video frames used, are in
    >> the following file. It is impossible to
    >> distinguish between the satellite and the stars without referring to an
    >> ephemeris plot or the reduction details, so this
    >> file probably will be of interest only to analysts who may wish to verify
    >> or make their own reductions.
    >>
    >> http://satobs.org/seesat_ref/phsrm/P-G_111911.zip
    >>
    >> Ted Molczan
    >>
    >>
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