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Re: P3E keps

Dave WB6LLO wrote:

Put the following into your tracking program, if you have not already done so:

1 55002U 05055B   06215.60600000 -.00000001  00000-0  10000-4 0    25
2 55002  48.7459 176.4760 7509770 242.6730   0.0000  1.71429000 08609

Wayne W9AE replies:

I loaded those keps in SatPC32, and the orbit isn't what I imagined a Molniya orbit would be.  The apogee occurs at about 4 degrees South latitude, and the northernmost SSP occurs at perigee.  Is that really the intended orbit of P3E?  Is that a Molniya orbit?

This orbit would still give great DX, though.

Wayne Estes
Mundelein, IL, USA
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