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AO-40 Keps - Alternative Set #9



Set #9 Keplerian elements were derived solely from AMSAT Command Station
ranging data taken on 2000-DEC-11 and 2000-DEC-12.  I would appreciate any
stations giving these Keps a try and possibly comparing them with Set #8 in
terms of AOS/LOS timing and/or signal strength with beams pointed by either
set of Keps.

AO-40
1 26609U 00072B   00347.39384259  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    91
2 26609   6.2161 239.1627 8094878 192.3404 327.3379  1.25945300   528

Satellite: AO-40
Catalog number: 26609
Epoch time:      00347.39384259
Element set:       9
Inclination:        6.2161 deg
RA of node:       239.1627 deg
Eccentricity:    0.8094878
Arg of perigee:   192.3404 deg
Mean anomaly:     327.3379 deg
Mean motion:    1.25945300 rev/day
Decay rate:    0.00000e+00 rev/day^2
Epoch rev:              52
Checksum:              279

Please send in reports that include: your station QTH (lat/lon/ht), which
element set was used (#9 or #10), tracking time, predicted versus actual
AOS/LOS times as applicable.

73, Ken N2WWD



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