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Re: AMSAT OSCAR 40 Estimated Keplerian Element Set #5



Obviously, Kep set number eleven is WAY off, by at least a half an hour!
This set has the epoch of 340.8386xxx
I've just checked Ken's set 5 listed below and found it to be right on!

As a matter of interest, the set that has served well for a week with
the epoch of 339.0290 is only one minute late and will still be useful.

The S band beacon came on this morning at 17:55:20 (8 Dec).  Ground
station commanding seemed to commence shortly thereafter.  Thanks Ken!
Cliff K7RR



> 
> AO-40 / OSCAR 40
> 1 26609U 00072B   00343.50000000  .00000001  00000-0  12308-4 0    54
> 2 26609   6.3783 240.2081 7347480 190.5533 201.9831  2.03015472   455
> 
> Satellite: AO-40 / OSCAR 40
> Catalog number: 26609
> Epoch time:      00343.50000000
> Element set:       5
> Inclination:        6.3783 deg
> RA of node:       240.2081 deg
> Eccentricity:    0.7347480
> Arg of perigee:   190.5533 deg
> Mean anomaly:     201.9831 deg
> Mean motion:    2.03015472 rev/day
> Decay rate:    6.90000e-09 rev/day^2
> Epoch rev:              45
> Checksum:              239
> 
> Ken Ernandes, N2WWD
> n2wwd@amsat.org
> http://www.mindspring.com/~n2wwd
> 
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