RE: Shenzhou 8 pre-launch estimated elements

From: Ted Molczan (
Date: Mon Oct 31 2011 - 14:28:25 UTC

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    I just noticed that Tiangong 1 (11053A / 37820) is inclined at 42.78 deg, unlike recent Shenzhou, which were inclined
    42.4 deg. That means that my pre-launch TLEs will be progressively off in track. I may not have time to revise them
    pre-launch; fortunately, Bob Christy has what appears to be a reliable TLE for the parking orbit, available here:
    I apologize for my error.
    Ted Molczan
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