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Re: What are NORAD tracking?



> Until NORAD have sorted themselves out, I suggest you treat any new
> Keplers for Object 26609 with great respect.
> 
> Day 337 Keplers for this object showed AOS at this QTH as 05:33utc. In
> fact actual AOS was at 07:20utc. 
 

Since there was the possibility that they have it mixed up with one of the other objects 
released involved with that launch, I downloaded keps for all objects with numbers 
between about 26605 and 26615  .  I disregarded objects with inclinations that weren't 
between 6 and 7, and came up with about 4 objects, which they named:
   STRV 1C,  STRV 1d,     ARIANE 5 R/B, and   ARIANE 5 DEB (SYLDA)   .

I ran these through a text based tracker quickly, and compared these to the old set 4 
and the new day 337 set.  At the time I did the quick check, there were only two of the 
4 that came out relatively close to the set 4, and they were  STRV 1C and  STRV 1D.  
So I thought that people might try checking the keps for these objects, to see if it fits 
better.  The keps are:

STRV 1C
1 26610U 00072C   00334.08544902 -.00000231  00000-0  00000+0 0    72
2 26610   6.3779 243.3696 7345780 184.3993 161.3861  2.02944539   265
STRV 1D
1 26611U 00072D   00332.59805774 -.00000178  00000-0  00000+0 0    30
2 26611   6.3882 243.6230 7344662 183.6015 170.8814  2.03417255   223


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