Keyholes USA 116 and 129 have manoeuvred

Ted Molczan (molczan@home.com)
Thu, 9 Sep 1999 10:33:34 -0400

Pierre Neirinck reports that both of the satellites in the standard Keyhole
orbits, 95066A and 96072A, have manoeuvred.

Pierre observed 96072A on 8 Sep 99 at about 21:23 UTC, about 1.8 min late
relative his most recent pre-manoeuvre elements:

USA 129         15.0  3.0  0.0  5.1 v
1 24680U 96072  A 99250.86881410  .00028476  00000-0  38139-3 0  3836
2 24680  97.8979 312.6362 0475428 179.9300 180.0769 14.83961465    01

Russell Eberst observed 95066A on 8 Sep 99 at about 23:47 UTC, near the
horizon, about 3.3 min late relative Pierre's most recent pre-manoeuvre
elements:

USA 116         15.0  3.0  0.0  5.1 v
1 23728U 95066  A 99239.97184560  .00016877  00000-0  34107-3 0  2462
2 23728  97.9100 351.3704 0437000  67.9273 296.6555 14.83338299    09

Ted Molczan