FW: Post-manoeuvre

Brierley David (DMBRIERLEY@dera.gov.uk)
Fri, 10 Sep 1999 10:16:54 +0100

Paul

I was very fortunate to see 96-72A last night (Thursday Sept 9) and get
the two positions reported to SeeSat in the early hours.  Although I
knew it had manoeuvred, I gave up looking at about 20:08 UT.  Five
minutes later I popped outside again, just in time to see a
characteristic flare in the middle of the Square of Pegasus.
Fortunately binoculars etc were still to hand.  This satellite certainly
has undergone a major manoeuvre.

David

> ----------
> From: 	Dr Paul J
> Henney[SMTP:p.henney@british-geological-survey.ac.uk]
> Sent: 	10 September 1999 09:32
> To: 	dmbrierley@mail.dera.gov.uk
> Subject: 	Re: Post-manoeuvre USA 129 elements
> 
> I looked for USA129 on 2 passes over Sheffield UK (53.3830N 1.4660W)
> +200
> ASL
> in 10 minute windows before and after the predicted times (20:03:29
> nth of
> Gamma And & 21:39:22 UT NW of pi Herc). No sign of USA 129 although in
> the
> second set I did see a Mag 6-6.5ish sat pass c. 3 degrees below pi
> Herc
> about 5 mins after the predicted time..fainter than the Mag 5.0
> prediction.
> 
> 
> pj
> P.S Obs made with 10 x 50B's
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ted Molczan <molczan@home.com>
> To: SeeSat-L <SeeSat-L@blackadder.lmsal.com>
> Date: Friday, September 10, 1999 3:20 AM
> Subject: Post-manoeuvre USA 129 elements
> 
> 
> >Pierre Neirinck produced these elements, using observations by
> himself and
> >David Brierley, from 8-9 Sep 99 UTC:
> >
> >USA 129         15.0  3.0  0.0  5.1 v
> >1 24680U 96072  A 99252.83214080  .00020000  00000-0  27379-3 0  3859
> >2 24680  97.9196 314.5590 0522240 173.8163 186.8544 14.73653412    06
> >
> >Ted Molczan
> >
> 

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