decay of Soyuz rocket

Mike McCants (mikem@fc.net)
Wed, 12 Feb 1997 09:52:23 -0600

New elsets below.

My model is now predicting decay about 23:15UT on Feb 12.
But I believe this could be in error by at least one hour.
The following pass over the US is mostly in daylight.
But if anyone is near lat 50, long 78 west, it could be
interesting.

   **  97 Feb 12  ***

 NCAT 24718 Soyuz rocket  
  Hr Mn   Lat   Long West
  23 30  33.3 -114.8
  23 31  36.0 -111.3
  23 32  38.6 -107.6
  23 33  41.0 -103.5
  23 34  43.2  -99.2
  23 35  45.3  -94.5
  23 36  47.1  -89.5
  twilight
  23 37  48.7  -84.1
  dark
  23 38  50.0  -78.4
  23 39  50.9  -72.5
  23 40  51.5  -66.3
  23 41  51.8  -60.0

Mike McCants
mikem@fc.net

1 24718U 97003B   97043.17842732  .04549865  12243-4  65763-3 0   165
2 24718  51.6172 354.1540 0020870  81.4297 278.9109 16.33096454   261
1 24718U 97003B   97043.30075794  .04700354  12274-4  60316-3 0   172
2 24718  51.6184 353.4679 0019641  82.0041 278.3239 16.34295804   288
1 24718U 97003B   97043.48408199  .05881542  12350-4  59779-3 0   187
2 24718  51.6228 352.4348 0019929  78.3448 281.9483 16.36350324   313