IGS 1B enters last year before re-entry

From: Marco Langbroek (marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl)
Date: Tue Apr 12 2011 - 16:52:29 UTC

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    Hi all,
    Just a note that the mailfunctioned Japanese classified satellite IGS 1B
    (03-009B) has entered the last year of its existence.
    Based on the current orbit (epoch 11099.84683862) by Mike, and using Alan 
    Pickup's SatEvo software, decay is predicted for early April 2012, i.e. in about 
    a year from now.
    - Marco
    Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.
    e-mail: sattrackcam@wanadoo.nl
    Cospar 4353 (Leiden):   52.15412 N, 4.49081 E (WGS84), +0 m ASL
    Cospar 4354 (De Wilck): 52.11685 N, 4.56016 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
    SatTrackCam: http://home.wanadoo.nl/marco.langbroek/satcam.html
    Station (b)log: http://sattrackcam.blogspot.com
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