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