STEX and USA 32

Igor Lissov (icosmos@dol.ru)
Sun, 25 Oct 1998 22:47:34 +0300

Hi everybody,

Has anybody noticed that STEX/ATEX and USA 32 are in the same 
orbital plane? Moreover, the planned STEX height, 425 miles, is
the same as of USA 32.

One could suppose the operational USA 32 and the experimental
STEX has some similiarity in function. It'd be interesting to know
if light curves of STEX has something common with those of 
USA 32/USA 81...

Has anybody observed STEX already?

USA 32           6.0  3.0  0.0  5.3 d
1 19460U 88078  A 98264.10990506  .00000150  00000-0  56844-4 0    00
2 19460  84.9875 229.5208 0002000 110.0813 249.9186 14.31233368    00
ATEX             3.0  0.0  0.0  6.5 d
1 25489U 98055A   98294.80438658 +.00006209 +00000-0 +12251-2 0 00091
2 25489 085.0732 213.8137 0020298 160.3057 199.8939 14.62207633002692

Igor Lissov