Shenzhou objects renumbered

From: Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Date: Tue Dec 31 2002 - 06:13:45 EST

  • Next message: Alan Pickup: "Decay watch: 2002 December 31"

    SCC appears to have corrected the designations of Shenzhou 4 and its 
    rocket so that they are now 27630 = A and 27631 = B respectively. The 
    latest elsets, with "line zeros" adapted from Mike's mccants.tle, are:
    
    Shenzhou 4       5.0  2.0  0.0  5.0 d   10       337 x 331 km
    1 27630U 02061A   02365.15162140  .00044265  00000-0  24437-3 0    99
    2 27630  42.4083 331.0236 0004595 171.9766 310.5602 15.78846303   236
    Shenzhou 4 r     8.0  3.0  0.0  4.5 d   20       323 x 195 km
    1 27631U 02061B   02365.23605256  .00794667  82752-5  55223-3 0   105
    2 27631  42.4084 330.2067 0096557 141.1684 219.6195 16.05615168   249
    
    Previously, the rocket was designated as the A object and Shenzhou 4 as
    27634 = C. No further elsets for C have been posted since the change 
    occurred between epochs 02364.82792925 (the final elset for Shenzhou 4 
    under its former C designation) and 02365.01917697 (when it reappeared 
    as A).
    
    At 17:35 UTC on December 30, SCC posted a decay notice for 27631, the 
    former B object, "predicting" its decay at 08:35 on that day. It hasn't 
    been followed up. My current estimate for the decay of the actual rocket 
    is January 10.
    
    
    Alan
    -- 
    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/
              *
    
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    Unsubscribe from SeeSat-L by sending a message with 'unsubscribe'
    in the SUBJECT to SeeSat-L-request@lists.satellite.eu.org
    http://www.satellite.eu.org/seesat/seesatindex.html
    



    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Tue Dec 31 2002 - 06:23:31 EST