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Re: AO-40 Estimated Keps Set #7



Yeah set #7 suggests that apogee went from 49K to 59K.
Set #6 seemed to place it relatively well in the early
A.M., i.e. at the horizon and about 120 deg azimuth,
from my location.

Mike N4CNW


>From: "Mark L. Hammond" <hammond@surrealnet.net>
>To: amSAT-BB <AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org>
>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-40 Estimated Keps Set #7
>Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 08:16:07 -0500
>
>I suggest we keep "scanning the skies" for AO-40.  It is the only way I
>could find it this AM.
>
>I seem to hear it best about 160-180 deg AZ, 30 deg EL, while this set of
>keps predicts it to be at 90/2--where I can't even hear it.
>
>(Observations from N.C., USA)
>
>Wish I had excellent AOS/LOS details, but I'll settle for finding the thing
>up the air this AM!!
>
>73,
>
>Mark
>
>At 06:40 AM 12/12/2000, you wrote:
>>The following are an updated estimate of the post-burn Keplerian elements
>>for AMSAT OSCAR 40:
>>
>>AO-40
>>1 26609U 00072B     347.08068287  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    75
>>2 26609   8.7808 233.1519 8061857 198.5088  90.3015  1.25907436   537
>>//
>>73, Ken N2WWD
>>n2wwd@amsat.org
>
>
>Mark L. Hammond  [N8MH]
>
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