Molniya platform decay

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Sat, 31 Aug 1996 00:27:00 +0100

Object #24275 = 96- 45 C (presumably the platform used in the launch of
Molniya 1-89) is close to decay.

The latest OIG elset is:
Molniya platform                                 267 x 162
1 24275U 96045C   96243.51646945  .03790831  83837-5  77699-3 0   401
2 24275  62.8035 188.0149 0079811 125.3312 235.5394 16.21950734  2494

Predicted elsets based on a SatEvo evolution which satisfies the latest
11 elsets to better than 2s:
Molniya platform                                 245 x 159
1 24275U 96045C   96244.00895195  .05147667  10556-1  84623-3 0 90402
2 24275  62.8020 186.0110 0064739 125.4287 235.1765 16.26538236  2570
Molniya platform                                 219 x 156
1 24275U 96045C   96244.43861875  .07750917  36525-1  89148-3 0 90408
2 24275  62.8003 184.2506 0047856 125.5146 234.9322 16.31847788  2641
Molniya platform                                 170 x 144
1 24275U 96045C   96244.86634055  .29593959  77320+0  82689-3 0 90407
2 24275  62.7969 182.4796 0019949 125.6014 234.5843 16.43292807  2710

I predict decay at about August 31.95.

Alan
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