Decay watch: August 1

Alan Pickup (
Sun, 1 Aug 1999 23:23:56 +0100

OIG's elset feed has been stalled for almost 2 days. but has just
returned. As a result, I've been able to update my Decay Watch page at:

There you will find the final notice for #25877, Mir debris NJ, which
decayed at about July 31 08:16 +-20m, possibly while northbound over
the W Indian Ocean.

Decay notices have also been issued for #25792, the FUSE Delta 2 rocket,
which may decay early on August 4 by my estimate. This low-inclination
object enters eclipse in the Earth's shadow at about 19:00 local time
near 2 deg S latitude while southbound. Eclipse exit occurs near 05:30
local time while northbound near 9 deg S latitude.

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