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AO-10 Keps Update




Here are updated Keps for AO-10, based on ranging measurements from W4SM &
G3RUH.
Please note that these may have to be entered "by hand" or "cut and paste"
line by line into your favorite tracking program, rather than automatically
extracted from a file.  They are not in "complete" AMSAT format, as orbit#
(Epoch rev), Element set#, and Checksum are not included.  

Satellite: AO-10
Catalog number: 14129
Epoch time:      98325.18347
Inclination:        26.7620 deg
RA of node:         57.5200 deg
Eccentricity:     0.59973
Arg of perigee:    267.4440 deg
Mean anomaly:      217.2710 deg
Mean motion:     2.05838411 rev/day
Decay rate:         0.00    rev/day^2

AO-10 continues to function well with the exception of the periodic deep
QSB, which can be partially eliminated by switching antenna polarization.
Strong signals have been heard even at apogee.  Also note that AO-10's
apogee is approaching its most northern point (ArgP = 270).  From there the
apogee will begin its slow migration southward.

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  Stacey E. Mills, W4SM    WWW: 	http://www.cstone.net/~w4sm/ham1.html 
   Charlottesville, VA	   PGP key:	http://www.cstone.net/~w4sm/key.asc    	
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