Possible very low passes over USA this week

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Tue Feb 06 2001 - 02:50:15 PST

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    It appears that the object below, roughly 0.9 square meter RCS, 
    will be making very low (84-85 miles [134-136km]) morning passes
    over Texas and maybe Louisiana and Oklahoma this week.  It is 
    necessary to have the freshest possible elements to get accurate
    predictions (ditto for Space Shuttle)!  Right now Wednesday 
    morning's predicted pass is very high SW-NE over San Antonio and 
    Austin, Texas.  Thursday morning's is earlier but about 400 miles 
    east of Austin.  Friday morning, with large uncertainty, it's 
    predicted to go 320-350 miles NNW to north of Austin in twilight.
    
    On Alan Pickup's last decay list its predicted decay is Feb. 24.
    
    SL-12 DEB
    1 22986U 94008F   01036.99670995  .05146312  77974-5  44488-3 0  1974
    2 22986  46.4458 206.3086 0930314  42.0683 325.2046 14.28439601111708
    SL-12 DEB
    1 22986U 94008F   01036.57631822  .05025090  77140-5  45014-3 0  1963
    2 22986  46.4471 208.2514 0948745  40.0657 326.6304 14.23958414111644
    SL-12 DEB
    1 22986U 94008F   01036.50613498  .05091726  77058-5  48711-3 0  1958
    2 22986  46.4517 208.5694 0950288  39.8687 326.8302 14.23243756111636
    SL-12 DEB
    1 22986U 94008F   01035.94338555  .05002571  76018-5  44770-3 0  1948
    2 22986  46.4479 211.1449 0976355  37.1218 329.3118 14.17549235111553
    SL-12 DEB
    1 22986U 94008F   01035.87287802  .05015627  75903-5  45132-3 0  1938
    2 22986  46.4470 211.4676 0979189  36.8135 329.5896 14.16861483111546
    
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
    
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