[amsat-bb] Re: Falling satellite's keps (USA 193 object 29651)

Jeff Yanko wb3jfs at cox.net
Thu Feb 14 21:16:58 PST 2008

I'm not sure if this is the correct object.  If memory serves me correctly 
this satellite was to have been launched from Vandenburg AFB.  THis object 
shows an inclination of 58.5097 degrees.  There is no way this could've been 
launched from Vandenburg.  Am I correct?

Jeff  WB3JFS

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ken Swaggart" <k.swaggart at charter.net>
To: "'AMSAT-BB'" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 7:54 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Falling satellite's keps (USA 193 object 29651)

In case anyone was trying to find keps for USA-193, here is what Heavens
Above has at:


1 29651U 06057A   08042.43405801 0.00185000  00000-0  27300-3 0    02
2 29651  58.5097  69.5541 0000897 125.0164 234.9836 16.04407073    09

Epoch (UTC):  10:25:03 AM, Monday, February 11, 2008
      Eccentricity:  0.0000897
      Inclination:  58.5097°
      Perigee Height:  261 km
      Apogee Height:  263 km
      Right Ascension of Ascending Node:  69.5541°
      Argument of Perigee:  125.0164°
      Revolutions per Day:  16.04407073
      Mean Anomaly at Epoch:  234.9836°
      Orbit Number at Epoch:  0

I couldn't find anything for object 29651 at either Celestrak or

Not sure how well these will work, since they are from Monday and would be
expected to change considerably as the altitude decays.

Ken, W7KKE

Sent via AMSAT-BB at amsat.org. Opinions expressed are those of the author.
Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
Subscription settings: http://amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb

More information about the AMSAT-BB mailing list