The 2004-005C decay

From: Harro Zimmer (
Date: Tue Apr 13 2004 - 13:21:00 EDT

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    This is a "post mortem" analysis only. Since a couple of weeks SCC released now 
    ELSET'S only one per day for short living decayers (e.g. Russian R/B) a f t e r 
    the reentry. Forecasters outside the military surveillance community had no
    possibilities to issue for these objects actual predictions. 
    2004-005C (#28165) Molniya RB 1
    SCC'S FINAL REPORT -prepared April 11, 02:07 UTC - showed the decay on;
    10 April, 20:54 UTC +/-07 minutes (38.0S, 188.0E) 
    ascending over the Pacific Ocean.
    MPM+REENTRY delivers with the ELSET'S 04098.743...- 04101.817... (including the
    current SFX and ap values) and a special differential correction program the
    decay on:
    10 April, 20:54.7 UTC +/- 05 minutes (36.63S, 188.52E)
    also northound over the Pacific.
    Berlin. Germany
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