Trumpet designated by hobbyists as 95034A is in fact 97068A

From: Ted Molczan (molczan@home.com)
Date: Wed Sep 27 2000 - 06:41:21 PDT

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    Analysis of the circumstances of the launches of the three Trumpet satellites:
    94026A, 95034A and 97068A, reveals that their orbital planes are spaced apart
    by very roughly 60 degrees.
    
    Further analysis also reveals that we have correctly designated the object we
    call 94026A; however, the plane of the object that we have been calling 95034A
    is far from the expected location of 95034A, but within a few degrees of the
    expected location of 97068A.
    
    Accordingly, the object we have designated as:
    
    USA 112          0.0  0.0  0.0  3.0 v
    1 23609U 95034A   00246.79759900  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    02
    2 23609  63.3580 209.7063 6860000 270.7885  89.2115  2.00614408    02
    
    should be re-designated as:
    
    USA 136          0.0  0.0  0.0  3.0 v
    1 25034U 97068A   00246.79759900  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    05
    2 25034  63.3580 209.7063 6860000 270.7885  89.2115  2.00614408    06
    
    The plane of the real 95034A is expected to lie roughly mid-way between the
    planes of 94026A and 97068A, which are currently about 127 deg apart.
    
    A consensus for the re-designation has been reached among those who I know to
    have been the most active observers and orbital analysts of the Trumpets, based
    on a reasonably detailed description of my analysis. It is a bit lengthy to
    post, but I will share it by e-mail with anyone who is interested.
    
    Ted Molczan
    
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