Updated elements of USA 144 and Unknown

Ted Molczan (molczan@home.com)
Sun, 10 Oct 1999 10:56:58 -0400

Pierre Neirinck produced these elements, using observations by himself, Tony
Beresford, David Brierley, Russell Eberst, Alberto Rango and Peter Wakelin,
from 01 to 08 Oct UTC.

USA 144         15.0  4.0  0.0  3.4 v
1 25744U 99028  A 99282.25939860  .00000229  00000-0  35462-1 0   403
2 25744  63.4369 289.1717 0229328 291.3418  66.2259  9.69758835    04

99267A           0.0  0.0  0.0  6.6 v
1 99267U 99267  A 99282.11723230  .00033799  00000-0  70506-2 0    76
2 99267  98.1061 336.5554 0083030 347.4104  12.1737 14.57830926    04

Using 14 consecutive observations by Russell Eberst, the standard magnitude of
his unknown seems to be settling down to a value of about 6.6 (1000 km, half
illuminated).

Ted Molczan

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