Re: 12044A / 38744: altitude increasing?

From: Richard B. Langley (lang@unb.ca)
Date: Mon Aug 13 2012 - 12:55:50 UTC

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    -- Richard Langley
    
    > Bob, SES-3 was a US bus which required an adapter. The closer  
    > analogy is to
    > 2009-007 which paired an Ekspress bus with a Yakhta/Kazsat bus - I  
    > am pretty
    > sure no adapter is required with this pairing, by design.
    > So perhaps the rapidly decaying object is an unexpected piece of  
    > debris associated with the failure? Or, if the APT vented its prop,  
    > perhaps it does have a small mass/area ratio - can you compare to  
    > other low-perigee APTs like 37800? An empty torus with no engine  
    > hardware will definitely come down faster than the rest, I estimate  
    > M/A is 4 times smaller than the Briz
    > Do you think the flattening out of 44C is real? That might imply  
    > it's actually the Telkom payload reported to be now responding to  
    > ground command.
    > - Jonathan
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