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Simulated Keplerian elements for the Sun. Though, this assumes the Sun orbits the earth :-)

Updated by Joe Holman, OH/AD7D, 2017.



Satellite: SUN
Catalog: 0
Epoch Time: 17001.00000000000 (year 2017, day 1.00000)
Inclination: 23.4406 deg (Earth's axis tilted 23 deg from ecliptic)
RA of Node: 0.0000 deg (definition of Right Ascension)
Eccentricity: 0.0167133
Arg of Perigee: 282.7685 deg (perihelion in early January)
Mean Anomaly: 357.6205 deg (The Earth is quite close to perihelion on Jan 1)
Mean Motion: 0.002737778522 Rev/day (one revolution per year)
Decay rate: 0.00000 Rev/day^2
Epoch rev: 2017 (orbit number equals the year)
Semimajor Axis: 149597870 km






Updated by Joe Holman, OH/AD7D, August 2016.



Satellite: SUN
Catalog: 0
Epoch Time: 16001.00000000000 (year 2016, day 1.00000)
Inclination: 23.4406 deg (Earth's axis tilted 23 deg from ecliptic)
RA of Node: 0.0000 deg (definition of Right Ascension)
Eccentricity: 0.0167133
Arg of Perigee: 282.7685 deg (perihelion in early January)
Mean Anomaly: 357.6205 deg (The Earth is quite close to perihelion on Jan 1)
Mean Motion: 0.002737778522 Rev/day (one revolution per year)
Decay rate: 0.00000 Rev/day^2
Epoch rev: 2016 (orbit number equals the year)
Semimajor Axis: 149597870 km








Updated by Joe Holman, AD7D, November 2009.

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Satellite: SUN
Catalog: 0
Epoch Time: 10001.00000000000 (year 2010, day 1.00000)
Inclination: 23.4406 deg (Earth's axis tilted 23 deg from ecliptic)
RA of Node: 0.0000 deg (definition of Right Ascension)
Eccentricity: 0.0167133
Arg of Perigee: 282.7685 deg (perihelion in early January)
Mean Anomaly: 357.6205 deg (The Earth is quite close to perihelion on Jan 1)
Mean Motion: 0.002737778522 Rev/day (one revolution per year)
Decay rate: 0.00000 Rev/day^2
Epoch rev: 2010 (orbit number equals the year)
Semimajor Axis: 149597870 km






Updated by Joe Holman, AD7D, October 2008.

WebSat Satellite Tracking

Satellite: SUN
Catalog: 0
Epoch Time: 08001.00000000000 (year 2008, day 1.00000)
Inclination: 23.4406 deg (Earth's axis tilted 23 deg from ecliptic)
RA of Node: 0.0000 deg (definition of Right Ascension)
Eccentricity: 0.0167133
Arg of Perigee: 282.7685 deg (perihelion in early January)
Mean Anomaly: 357.6205 deg (The Earth is quite close to perihelion on Jan 1)
Mean Motion: 0.002737778522 Rev/day (one revolution per year)
Decay rate: 0.00000 Rev/day^2
Epoch rev: 2008 (orbit number equals the year)
Semimajor Axis: 149597870 km




Reference: James Miller (December '86, Amateur Satellite Report (http://www.amsat.org) ASR #137).

Satellite: SUN
Epoch Time: 90001.00000000000 (year 1990, day 1.00000)
Inclination: 23.4406 deg (Earth's axis tilted 23 deg from ecliptic)
RA of Node: 0.0000 deg (definition of Right Ascension)
Eccentricity: 0.0167133
Arg of Perigee: 282.7685 deg (perihelion in early January)
Mean Anomaly: 357.6205 deg (The Earth is quite close to perihelion on Jan 1)
Mean Motion: 0.002737778522 Rev/day (one revolution per year)
Decay rate: 0.00000 Rev/day**2
Epoch rev: 1989 (orbit number equals the year)
Semimajor Axis: 149597870 km
Checksum: 243