Raduga 33 rocket and Soyuz rocket decaying

Mike McCants (mikem@fc.net)
Tue, 20 Aug 1996 15:56:00 -0500

I have submitted two posts from "sterinfo.com", but we are
having mail problems and they have not come back from the list.
Therefore I am going to submit a duplicate from "fc.net".

First post:

Subject: elset for Soyuz rocket

1 24281U 96047B   96233.55434296  .03453704  12247-4  43799-3 0   233
2 24281  51.6164 158.9283 0011976 110.2895 249.9998 16.34875358   491

Decay will be very, very soon.

My guess is August 22 about 10 to 12 hours UT.

[This is an error on my part - I should have typed August 21.]

Second post:

Subject: Raduga 33 rocket perigee passes

Predictions for the time of perigee tonight:

Aug. 20 at 21:36 UT
Aug. 20 at 23:18 UT
Aug. 21 at  0:55 UT
Aug. 21 at  2:36 UT
Aug. 21 at  4:18 UT

I expect decay about 12 hours UT on August 21.

Mike McCants
mikem@fc.net