Re: Unknown satellite

Rainer Kracht (0412188960-0001@t-online.de)
Wed, 18 Oct 95 16:57 +0100

>Subject: Unknown satellite
>Date: Mon, 16 Oct 95 21:23:52 -0500
>From: John Corby <jcorby@headwaters.com>
>
>I was watching for Mir this evening (October 16th) and spotted another
>satellite which appeared about 30 seconds before Mir (approx 00:11 UT Oct
>17th). It was travelling on a path from about Elev 30; Az 180 to about Elev
>40; Az 120 with a magnitude of about 2.5 fading to 4.0. This satellite did
>not appear on my Quicksat predicted pass list for the evening. I am located
>at 80 deg W, 43.89 deg N at an elevation of 487 metres (Southern Ontario,
>Canada). I had set Quicksat to look for all sats over magnitude 4.5 using
>visual.tle ftp'd on Sunday 15th October from seds at Arizona U. Can anybody
>identify this satellite for me?

This satellite was Lacrosse 1 (88-106B, #19671), I have found it with the latest
Molczan file.

Lacrosse 1      18.0  4.5  0.0  3.9
1 19671U 88106  B 95272.19119876  .00000060  00000-0  97490-5 0    07
2 19671  56.9760 348.9341 0004000 182.4084 177.5916 14.70785691    06

Rainer Kracht
0412188960-0001@t-online.de