USA 144 elements

From: Ted Molczan (molczan@rogers.com)
Date: Sun Oct 12 2003 - 16:57:53 EDT

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    Elements derived from observation arc 2003 Sep 24 - Oct 12 UTC:
    
    USA 144          0.0  0.0  0.0  3.6 v
    1 25744U 99028A   03285.30865368  .00000119  00000-0  18417-1 0    03
    2 25744  63.4529 337.9364 0240304 292.4465  65.1074  9.69802339    05
    
    WRMS residuals = 0.014 deg
    
    This arc was centred just past the predicted peak rate of energy loss due to SRP
    (Solar Radiation Pressure); over the next 10 days the orbit will precess into a
    period of constant sunlight, causing the rate of energy loss to decrease to near
    zero.
    
    Ted Molczan
    
    
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