Re: TiPS Elsets

JAY RESPLER (JRespler@surfnj.net)
Sat, 12 Sep 1998 00:58:41 -0400

Mir16609@aol.com wrote:
> The most recent TiPS elsets from NRL:
> http://hyperspace.nrl.navy.mil/TiPS/tips.els
> 
> 1 00006U 00000  A 98249.54861111 -.00000103  00000 0  -1263-2 0 0000
> 2 00006  63.4283 190.1175 0074714 358.8422  32.2935 13.64395042 7252
> 1 00006U 00000  A 98250.57638889 0.00001849  00000 0  22590-2 0 0000
> 2 00006  63.4289 187.3929 0074876 358.9698  40.4272 13.64394840 7266
> 1 00006U 00000  A 98251.32638889 0.00001176  00000 0  14363-2 0 0000
> 2 00006  63.4286 185.4040 0075213 359.0276 124.2307 13.64396784 7276
> 1 00006U 00000  A 98250.27083333 0.00001903  00000 0  23245-2 0 0000
> 2 00006  63.4288 188.2019 0075036 358.1439 340.4269 13.64394216 7261
> 
> Note that the epoch of the last elset goes back over a day.   I understand
> that the epoch is not necessarily the time that the data was collected but
> going back a day seems to be a bit unusual.

It's just that the elsets are not in order. Note the last one is set
# 7261.  If you place that between sets 7252 and 7266, you'll see that the
dates also line up.
Whenever there are several elsets like this, I just pick out the latest
date and ignore the rest.

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