[Neocp_artsats] ZTF0KEj, ZTF0Kep = artsat junk

Bill Gray pluto at projectpluto.com
Mon Jan 18 09:39:07 EST 2021


    Can't ID either of these guys.  But with geocentric e=0.78 +/- 0.01
and e=0.8067 +/- 0.0007,  and in one-day orbits,  they're junk.

-- Bill

Orbital elements:  ZTF0KEj
    Perigee 2021 Jan 18.35099564 +/- 0.0101 TT =  8:25:26.023 (JD 2459232.85099564)
Epoch 2021 Jan 18.0 TT = JDT 2459232.5                        Gray
M 199.75410042620 +/- 7             (J2000 equator)
n 456.54669651048 +/- 23.3          Peri.  181.58110714 +/- 2.0
a 36053.4395278 +/- 1228            Node   331.30950808 +/- 0.59
e   0.7821057560 +/- 0.00949        Incl.   16.33650257 +/- 0.09
P1135.46m/0.789d           H 24.8   G  0.15   U 14.9
q 7855.83694795 +/- 572    Q 64251.0421076 +/- 1944
 From 6 observations 2021 Jan. 18 (29.2 min); mean residual 0".599

Orbital elements:  ZTF0KEp
    Perigee 2021 Jan 17.63257428 +/- 0.00252 TT = 15:10:54.417 (JD 2459232.13257428)
Epoch 2021 Jan 18.0 TT = JDT 2459232.5                        Gray
M 129.04516153508 +/- 0.52          (J2000 equator)
n 351.21428341292 +/- 1.06          Peri.  229.18871063 +/- 0.06
a 42942.6386297 +/- 86.4            Node    73.93199409 +/- 0.008
e   0.8067129303 +/- 0.000665       Incl.   30.03363179 +/- 0.012
P1475.99m/1.025d           H 34.3   G  0.15   U 12.8
q 8300.25678390 +/- 43.9    Q 77585.0204755 +/- 132
 From 6 observations 2021 Jan. 18 (2.5 hr); mean residual 0".964



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