#16182 (85-97B) accelerating ?

Bjorn Gimle (Bjorn_Gimle@lector.kth.se)
Thu, 28 Sep 95 21:20:08 +0100

Russell Eberst alerted me to the fact the #16182/#19650 (85-97B/88-102B)
is another pair of Zenith rockets, that are very close in their orbit
planes, and MM, and occasionally can be very near to each other.

When I checked, I noticed the MM diff was smaller than for the 17590/22285
pair, which means there is a long time (9 months??) between occasions.
(They are currently increasing their distance, since a June rendezvous?)

One reason for the uncertainty turns out to be, that #16182 MM has 
decreased the last three weeks or so, to what it was in April-95!

So, from previous experience, this should be high 
priority for flash observers.

COSMOS 1697 R   10.4  3.9  0.0  4.6
1 16182U 85097B   95270.09900077 -.00000339 +00000-0 -14942-3 0 04582
2 16182 070.9982 129.1255 0009663 271.8806 088.1212 14.15240818513258
1 16182U 85097  B 95264.72729179 -.00000276  00000-0 -11727-3 0  4495
2 16182  70.9983 140.4092 0009724 279.0186  80.9826 14.15244379512495
1 16182U 85097  B 95256.17498921  .00000209  00000-0  10735-3 0  4473
2 16182  70.9971 158.3707 0009478 289.7980  70.2111 14.15248768511280
1 16182U 85097  B 95219.49191881  .00000337  00000-0  17299-3 0  4386
2 16182  70.9975 235.4251 0007829 337.5521  22.5243 14.15247166506096
1 16182U 85097  B 95 73.74868271  .00000471  00000-0  24185-3 0  4006
2 16182  70.9948 181.5599 0009352 220.4567 139.5849 14.15240716485478

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