Re: Dangerous decay

From: Bjorn Gimle (b.gimle@chello.se)
Date: Wed Apr 02 2003 - 13:12:37 EST

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    It is abnormal in the sense that for a location near the equator the
    satellite passes within visible (and probably debris field) range 16 times
    per day, instead of two or less for inclinations > 10 deg.+latitude.
    
    So the risk (or chance) of seeing or receiving the decay is about ten times
    higher.
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    Subject: Re: Dangerous decay
    
    
    >
    > 1996-027A (#23857) BEPPOSAX
    >
    > The expected "dangerous" situation described in reports from Indonesia is
    extremely exaggerated. This is a "normal" decay
    > without any special risks. The inclination of the orbit
    > is 3.950 important only for equator very near regions.
    
    
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