decay of Soyuz rocket (used to be "Wolf!"?)

Mike McCants (mikem@fc.net)
Wed, 12 Feb 1997 18:30:45 -0600

After 9 hours, OIG has a new elset:

1 24718U 97003B   97043.84987851  .09654105  12478-4  46345-3 0   211
2 24718  51.6130 350.3809 0010658  83.5779 276.6559 16.42175977   376

My model is now predicting decay about 02:00UT on Feb 13.

Perhaps this is in error by only 1/2 hour?

   **  97 Feb 13  ***

 NCAT 24718 Soyuz rocket  
  Hr Mn   Lat   Long West
   0 59  38.3 -130.1
   1  0  40.8 -126.1
   1  1  43.1 -121.7
   1  2  45.2 -117.0
   twilight
   1  3  47.0 -112.0
   1  4  48.6 -106.6
   dark
   1  5  49.9 -100.9
   1  6  50.9  -94.9
   1  7  51.5  -88.7
   1  8  51.8  -82.3
   1  9  51.7  -75.9
   1 10  51.2  -69.6

  Hr Mn   Lat   Long West
   2 30  46.3 -136.3
   2 31  48.0 -131.0
   2 32  49.4 -125.4
   dark
   2 33  50.5 -119.5
   2 34  51.3 -113.4
   2 35  51.7 -107.1
   2 36  51.8 -100.7
   2 37  51.4  -94.3
   2 38  50.7  -88.1
   2 39  49.7  -82.2
   2 40  48.4  -76.5
   2 41  46.7  -71.2
   2 42  44.8  -66.2

Mike McCants
mikem@fc.net