[Neocp_artsats] ZTF0KbQ = junk, probably ETBO

Bill Gray pluto at projectpluto.com
Fri Feb 19 08:59:50 EST 2021


    Can't identify it,  but it's clearly geocentric and in the
right orbit to be another bit of ZTF fluff.  It's not conclusively
an ETBO,  but that seems a safe bet,  so I've included solar
radiation pressure in the solution.

    I've generated TLEs for it,  in hopes that causes it to get
picked up and identified in the next couple of days.  A search
through recent NEOCP objects came up empty.

https://www.projectpluto.com/pluto/mpecs/ztf0kbq.htm

-- Bill

Orbital elements:  ZTF0KbQ
    Perigee 2021 Feb 18.93448 +/- 0.0008 TT = 22:25:39 (JD 2459264.43448)
Epoch 2021 Feb 19.0 TT; AMR 17.976 +/- 25.6 m^2/kg            Gray
M  23.97918675 +/- 0.30             (J2000 equator)
n 366.00469144 +/- 0.335            Peri.  251.08668 +/- 0.08
a 41777.8165 +/- 25.5               Node    78.20243 +/- 0.0047
e   0.7463715 +/- 0.000347          Incl.   20.05951 +/- 0.019
P1416.35m/0.984d           H 31.0   G  0.15   U 12.0
q 10596.0449 +/- 12.2    Q 72959.5881 +/- 53.9
 From 14 observations 2021 Feb. 19 (4.6 hr); mean residual 0".444



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