DirecTV 1-R Obs, 11 Oct 99

Ron Lee (ronlee@pcisys.net)
Sun, 10 Oct 1999 21:50:46 -0600

DIRECTV 1-R
1 25937U 99056A   99283.63557321 -.00000236  00000-0  00000+0 0    13
2 25937   0.4280  26.3539 6416848 356.3658 356.1489  2.10732628    00
BLOCK DM-SL
1 25938U 99056B   99283.63443426 -.00000200  00000-0  00000+0 0    15
2 25938   0.5907  29.2312 6453574 353.0775 356.8723  2.11836136    08

Using the elsets above, #25938 was about 60 seconds early and #25937
was 75 seconds early AND about 0.2 degrees lower than predicted.  
DirecTV was around magnitude 10.5 and the Block DM 8.5 and steady
in magnitude.  Range about 7540 km with a Skymap phase angle of 130.

Looked for the new GPS but it was not seen so it was either off track,
several minutes off or fainter than about magnitude 12.5

Ron Lee

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