RE: PAN probably found

From: Ted Molczan (ssl3molcz@rogers.com)
Date: Mon Sep 21 2009 - 13:58:52 UTC

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    Greg Roberts and Peter Wakelin have reported additional observations made last
    night, which have enabled me to refine the elements.
    
    http://satobs.org/seesat/Sep-2009/0197.html
    
    http://satobs.org/seesat/Sep-2009/0201.html
    
    Peter's observations extended the arc by several hours, which was sufficient to
    confirm that the object has manoeuvred since Ian Roberts observed it on Sep 18
    UTC.
    
    Using only last night's observations, and allowing all elements (except decay)
    to vary, puts the object at 34.43E, drifting east 0.056 deg/d:
    
    PAN                                                  35771 X 35795 km
    1 35815U 09047A   09263.66846304  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    02
    2 35815   0.0678 302.6845 0002882  26.7194 305.3625  1.00289383    00
    Arc 20090920.73-0921.04 WRMS resid 0.004 totl 0.003 xtrk
    
    Assuming that it was synchronous, puts the object at 34.45E:
    
    PAN                                                  35771 X 35803 km
    1 35815U 09047A   09263.66737739  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    03
    2 35815   0.0676 302.3955 0003693  32.1911 299.8000  1.00274000    00
    Arc 20090920.73-0921.04 WRMS resid 0.004 totl 0.003 xtrk
    
    Ted Molczan
    
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