Decay watch: 2000 Apr 3

From: Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Date: Mon Apr 03 2000 - 11:36:36 PDT

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    I have again updated my Decay Watch page at 
           http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/dkwatch/
    However, I have reports that the page has been inaccessible via at least
    one ISP in the USA. I'd appreciate a quick email to say whether or not
    it is visible to you :)
    
    #20966 = 90-104 A = Cosmos 2106
    
    I predict this decay for Apr 7 13:40 +-1.0d, a time that is unchanged
    over the past 24 hours. There is no updated prediction from SpaceCom.
    The latest elset reads:
    Cosmos 2106      4.0  2.0  0.0  6.2 d   10       228 x 223 km
    1 20966U 90104A   00094.54337044  .01440721 -11845-5  89139-3 0  5106
    2 20966  82.4613 100.3157 0003792 203.4072 156.7051 16.18005086524264
    
    
    #24314 = 96- 55 B = Echostar 2 Ariane 42P r
    
    In my haste not to let this decay slip by, I failed to recognise that
    SpaceCom stopped posting elsets for this more than 10 days ago. It
    cannot have decayed that early and it is hard to believe that it could
    have been lost - it has a high RCS although, of course, a low
    inclination. It may already be down.
    
    
    Alan
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