RE: Shenzhou obs on Oct. 12

From: Ted Molczan (
Date: Thu Oct 13 2005 - 06:01:21 EDT

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    Daniel Deak wrote:
    > I would say Ted's elsets were no more than 30 seconds off in 
    > time. CONGRATULATIONS TED for your great work on predicting 
    > those elsets, no wonder why they call you the guru ! :-)
    Thank you for your kindness. Of course, the real gurus are the Shenzhou team,
    who on mission after mission achieve precisely the same orbit, and the folks at
    USSTRATCOM who track them so precisely (even if they do sometimes have trouble
    distinguishing between payload and rocket). That enables me to use the elements
    of past missions to estimate the elements of new missions. I regard my
    contribution as not screwing-up the few high-school level calculations required.
    That said, it feels great to be able to help many people to observe history in
    the making.
    Ted Molczan
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