Molniya 1-73 Observation Proposal

Ron Lee (ronlee@pcisys.net)
Sun, 24 Oct 1999 09:54:22 -0600

Molniya 1-73, #19377, is progressing towards decay.  It is making
good passes at a reasonable time for my location.  Since Molniya's
seem to be "lost" for a while during this period, I propose trying
to observe it enough to be able to generate elsets even if it is 
"lost".

My problem is that I am not proficient at using the available
elset correction programs.  However, I can obtain fairly accurate
positions.

My proposal is to observe this satellite, submit data to Seesat,
and have anyone proficient at elset corrections generate new
elsets.  Obviously, the elset correction process is only critical
if the satellite is "lost".

Details on obs reporting format and if anyone is actually interested
can be finalized on the Usesat list with final procedures reported
here.

Ron Lee

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