# Mr. Radar

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Given the radar pulse returns of a satellite, determine its orbital parameters (assume two-body dynamics). Each pulse has been provided as:

- t, timestamp (UTC)
- az, azimuth (degrees) +/- 0.001 deg
- el, elevation (degrees) +/- 0.001 deg
- r, range (km) +/- 0.1 km

The radar is located at Kwajalein, 8.7256 deg latitude, 167.715 deg longitude, 35m altitude.

Estimate the satellite's orbit by providing the following parameters:

- a, semi-major axis (km)
- e, eccentricity (dimensionless)
- i, inclination (degrees)
- Ω, RAAN (degrees)
- ω, argument of perigee (degrees)
- υ, true anomaly (degrees)

at the time of the final radar pulse, 2021-06-27-00:09:52.000-UTC

# Solution Statistics

observations | 145 |
---|---|

solves | 5 |

points | 304 |

average solve seconds | 7694 seconds, or about 2 hours |

stddev solve time | 3978 seconds, or about 1 hour |

## Solutions Over Time

by time | solve count | solve percent |
---|---|---|

2021-06-27 16:00:00 UTC | 1 | 20% |

2021-06-27 17:00:00 UTC | 3 | 60% |

2021-06-27 18:00:00 UTC | 4 | 80% |

2021-06-27 19:00:00 UTC | 5 | 100% |

2021-06-27 20:00:00 UTC | 5 | 100% |

## solving teams:

solved by 5 teams

team | solved at | it took |
---|---|---|

FluxRepeatRocket | 2021-06-27 15:37:17 UTC | 3470 seconds, or 0.96 hours |

DiceGang | 2021-06-27 16:37:33 UTC | 7070 seconds, or 1.96 hours |

vMag | 2021-06-27 16:41:34 UTC | 4549 seconds, or 1.26 hours |

PPP | 2021-06-27 17:26:23 UTC | 10418 seconds, or 2.89 hours |

Poland Can Into Space | 2021-06-27 18:10:37 UTC | 12964 seconds, or 3.6 hours |