Raduga 33 not long in orbit?

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Tue Apr 13 2004 - 04:21:35 EDT

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    Mike mentioned last night that Raduga 33 (which has been an 
    interesting flasher in a highly eccentric orbit) had very 
    high drag.  Here are the latest five elsets; the second one 
    from the top is somewhat anomalous and probably to be 
    superceded by the top/newest one:
    
    RADUGA 33
    1 23794U 96010A   04103.53859933  .02619940 -56529-6  18527-2 0  4304
    2 23794  47.7566 143.4003 6406083  75.9581 343.8195  3.57100318 70939
    RADUGA 33
    1 23794U 96010A   04103.53841934  .00774108 -10300-4  51935-3 0  4319
    2 23794  47.7642 143.3611 6402179  75.9663 343.5557  3.57759593 70935
    RADUGA 33
    1 23794U 96010A   04103.25825477  .02336838 -73543-6  19133-2 0  4298
    2 23794  47.7668 143.5388 6415610  75.8486 344.1659  3.55463084 70926
    RADUGA 33
    1 23794U 96010A   04102.69341394  .02131677 -72433-6  17212-2 0  4282
    2 23794  47.7669 143.8206 6434441  75.5874 344.0368  3.52706543 70901
    RADUGA 33
    1 23794U 96010A   04102.41922275  .01924016 -82841-6  14338-2 0  4270
    2 23794  47.7650 143.9734 6443619  75.4235 356.4648  3.51478826 70890
    
    No new elements for PAS 6 have appeared since last week.  Here are
    the last two, just got (again) from OIG:
    
    PAS 6
    1 24891U 97040A   04094.75000000 -.00000158  00000-0  00000+0 0  7760
    2 24891  14.6420  14.6970 0669728 359.1400  11.5730  0.88921620 24414
    PAS 6
    1 24891U 97040A   04093.21876625 -.00000208  00000-0  00000+0 0  7759
    2 24891   0.0339  51.2827 0008134 126.9123  20.8117  0.99727258 24392
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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