Decay watch: 2002 August 5

From: Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Date: Mon Aug 05 2002 - 16:39:57 EDT

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    SpaceCom is posting decay notices for Cosmos 1985 rocket. The following 
    is taken from my Decay watch page:
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    Object: #19764 = 88-113 H = Cosmos 1985 r
    
    Decay predictions:
    Source   Prediction made    Predicted decay at      Latitude Longitude
                    UTC                UTC                  deg      deg
    SpaceCom   Aug  4 20:52     Aug  7 17:42 +-2d        18.3 S   137.7 E
    SatEvo     Aug  5 20:25     Aug  7 13:23 +-13h
    
    Latest elset:
    Cosmos 1985 r    7.4  2.4  0.0  5.5 v  6.0       179 x 168 km
    1 19764U 88113H   02217.60934957  .02283895  22561-5  24929-3 0   227
    2 19764  73.4844   9.8236 0008703 251.0954 108.9584 16.37086206763270
    
    SatEvo prediction: See Decay Watch page.
    
    Note: This should be low and bright as a morning object as it leaves 
    eclipse while northbound near 31 deg N. Eclipse entry occurs southbound 
    near 61 deg S in the evening.
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    Alan
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    Alan Pickup / COSPAR 2707:  55.8968N   3.1989W   +208m   (WGS84 datum)
    Edinburgh  / SatEvo & elsets:    http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/
    Scotland  / Decay Watch: http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/dkwatch/
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