Decay watch: December 20

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:02:01 +0000

#25790 = 99- 34 B = QuikScat Titan 2 r
  SpaceCom estimate that this decayed at Dec 20 06:12 UTC +-7m near 69.0
N, 8.0 E. However, too few elsets were published for this object for me
to be as certain of the decay time as SpaceCom appear to be. I show the
decay at a southbound equator crossing over the Pacific, S of Hawaii, at
Dec 20 06:39 +-30m near 155.4 W. Earlier in the orbit, it had passed
northbound over Europe from just E of Athens at 06:05 UTC to Warsaw,
Poland, at 06:08 and Stockholm, Sweden, at 06:10. SpaceCom puts the
decay a little further on over the Norwegian Sea. My SatEvo-predicted
elset for this final rev:
QukSct Titan2 r  7.0  2.5  0.0  5.0 d   12       126 x 108 km
1 25790U 99034B   99354.24701832  .93334288  13110+2  32906-3 0 93224
2 25790  98.5358 212.7758 0013490 231.1774 128.7021 16.58516858 28203

More details on my Decay Watch page at
      http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/dkwatch/

Alan
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