RE: Incorrect GPS 27 elements

Ted Molczan (molczan@fox.nstn.ca)
Mon, 30 Sep 1996 23:38:46 -0400

Ron Lee wrote:

>Just scanned Spacewarn Bulletin 515 and it listed the most recent
>GPS launch (96056A, #24320) as being in a 61 degree inclination
>with other parameters that are not typical of a GPS.  EL960922
>has the following for this satellite:
>
>96056  A
>1 24320U 96056  A 96261.79027778  .00000007  00000-0  00000 0 0   120
>2 24320  61.5230 301.8136 2614946 304.3126 320.6331  1.53602178   161

I posted a message on the erroneous elset on 19 Sep.
It appears that the folks who issue Spacewarn either
don't know the correct GPS orbit, or believe NORAD
to be infallible.

Ted Molczan