re-entry prediction for 22312, 93-002D

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Tue Apr 04 2006 - 01:29:28 EDT

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    I tried to send this a while ago, but it hasn't appeared yet.
    Since it's time-sensitive, I'm going to try again and risk
    redundancy....
    
    The Aerospace Corporation has an online prediction of the
    re-entry of 93-002D (22312, the upper stage from the launch
    of Molniya 1-85), which includes the predicted ground track,
    ground visibility area, etc.:
    
    http://www.reentrynews.com/1993002d.html
    
    They predict re-entry at 19:35 April 4 UTC (plus or minus
    seven hours) over eastern Australia at night.  That's
    between seven and 21 hours from now, roughly (now being
    almost 5:30 UTC on April 4).
    
    ETS 6/Kiku 6 (23230, 94-056A) -- Tuesday evening is another
    possible opportunity for those of us in central and eastern
    North America at least to try to see if ETS 6 is what Mike
    Chini saw a few nights ago, about 2:50 UTC, south of Leo
    (basically in Sextans or perhaps a bit east of there).
    Looks like the weather will not be favorable here, again.
    
    Ed Cannon - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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