Cosmos 2313 lowered

Eberst (eberst@cableinet.co.uk)
Thu, 24 Apr 1997 19:45:20 +0100

The oldest orbiting EORSAT, Cosmos 2313 (1995-28A, #23596) has had its perigee
lowered from 418 to 230 km.  It should therefore steadily proceed to decay,
probably in 2-3 months. It may well reach magnitude 1 or 2 on overhead passes.
No elements are included with this message since the value of ndot/2 given
in the set I have, is far too low.
It is presently visible in morning skies from high Northern latitudes, but
we should all get some opportunities to view it before it decays from its 65
degrees orbit.
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best wishes    Russell  Eberst        North:  55 degrees, 56 minutes, 55 seconds
              West:    3 degrees,  8 minutes, 18 seconds     43metres (150 feet)
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