Decay watch: 2003 April 30 (#2)

From: Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Date: Wed Apr 30 2003 - 14:42:00 EDT

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    My posting earlier today concerning the BeppoSAX decay made reference to 
    in increase in geomagnetic activity during the latter part of April 30 - 
    I should have said April 29, of course.
    
    I have updated my Decay Watch page again with respect to the decay of 
    #19332, which may well already have happened. A summary:
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    Object: #19332 = 88- 63 C = Insat 1C Ariane 3 rocket
    
    Decay predictions:
    Source   Prediction made    Predicted decay at      Latitude Longitude
                    UTC                UTC                  deg      deg
    SCC        Apr 30 15:56     Apr 30 17:41 +-1h         5.3 N   145.3 E
    SatEvo     Apr 30 18:25     Apr 30 18:28 +-45m        0.8 S     9.9 W
    
    Latest elset:
    Insat 1C Ariane 3 r                              256 x 124 km
    1 19332U 88063C   03120.64890365  .78900694 -34675-4  14207-2 0  6457
    2 19332   7.5631 132.4760 0100640 349.8823   9.9861 16.31108257192631
    
    SatEvo prediction:
    Insat 1C Ariane 3 r                              208 x 124 km
    1 19332U 88063C   03120.70992352 1.25453296  88521+1  18106-2 0 96452
    2 19332   7.5626 131.9292 0063592 350.9616   8.9245 16.39974936192645
    
    Note: I show this decaying about now just to the W of Africa near
    the end of the predicted orbit above.
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    Alan
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