Decay watch: August 22

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Sun, 22 Aug 1999 09:32:06 +0100

I have just posted my final notice for #25890, the Cosmos 2365 Soyuz-U
rocket, to my Decay Watch page at 

      http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/dkwatch/

Against yesterday's final SatEvo prediction, this was running 11 seconds
late at the epoch of the final elset:

C 2365 Soyuz r   6.0  2.0  0.0  5.0 d            157 x 113 km
1 25890U 99044B   99233.94585365  .21439900  64124-5  12928-3 0   245
2 25890  67.0920 212.2045 0033060  89.4346 271.0906 16.51673239   527

I think it survived further beyond the perigee on this orbit, perhaps to
re-enter near the following southbound equator crossing over the mid-
Indian Ocean. It could have been beginning its re-entry plunge as it
swept over N Scandinavia between 23:06 (N of Trondeim, Norway) and 23:08 
(E of Helsinki, Finland). I estimate decay at August 21 23:25 UTC near
the equator at 70.9 deg E longitude.

Alan
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