Re: Kosmos 2344

Robert G Fenske Jr (fenske@rgfpc.electro.swri.edu)
Fri, 31 Oct 1997 16:39:46 -0600 (CST)

On Fri, 31 Oct 1997, Sven Grahn wrote:

> Since I cannot reach OIG right now, can anyone give me a recent elset
> for Kosmos 2344 = cat no. 24827 ?

	Here's a somewhat recent elset from Molczan's list:

Cosmos 2344      7.0  3.0  0.0  4.0 v
1 24827U 97028A   97296.11324451 -.00000045 +00000-0 +00000-0 0 02378
2 24827 063.4109 325.9201 0724992 336.4596 020.4627 11.08025991015338

	I unexpectedly saw this satellite last night.  I had just
finishing watching HST flash to -2 and then go into shadow, when I spotted
a slow moving sat crossing HST's path.  I subsequently determined it was
Cosmos 2344.  It was brighter than predicted, about +3.5 instead of +5.5,
and had a reddish tint to it.


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