Soyuz TM24r obs

Tristan Cools (tcools@nic.INbe.net)
Tue, 20 Aug 1996 09:20:30 +0200 (MET DST)

>Yesterday, the 18th I was talking about a fast moving object(see previous
>message) which was following Mir's path at 20h32m15s.  Could anyone=
 identify
>that object ?  I believe it was the Soyuz TM24 upper stage but it hasn't
>been confirmed yet.
>

With recent elements from OIG it has now been confirmed as the Soyuz TM24
upper stage.  It will re-enter soon.

96- 47B/24281   20h30m28s  13h06  +12  14=F8   91=F8    202    688  133=F8 =
 +2.4
Soyuz TM24r     20h30m49s  13h34  +13  19=F8   86=F8    202    545  126=F8 =
 +1.4
                20h31m10s  14h21  +14  28=F8   78=F8    202    414  115=F8 =
 +0.3
                20h31m32s  15h43  +15  40=F8   59=F8    202    309   96=F8 =
 -1.1
                20h31m53s  17h51  +11  49=F8   17=F8    202    265   65=F8 =
 -2.2
                20h32m15s  19h55  + 4  40=F8  334=F8    202    309   34=F8 =
 -2.4 S
                20h32m36s  21h11  - 2  28=F8  315=F8    202    413   15=F8 =
 -1.9 S
                20h32m58s  21h54  - 5  20=F8  306=F8    202    545    8=F8 =
 -1.3 S

24281
1 24281U 96047B   96232.57464776  .02041292  12118-4  43197-3 0   187
2 24281  51.6257 164.4009 0018940  98.8829 261.4999 16.29471374   335


Greetings,

Tristan Cools
tcools@nic.INbe.net
51.13N  3.16E