Decay watch: 2001 Feb 13

From: Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Date: Tue Feb 13 2001 - 12:37:46 PST

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    SpaceCom has posted its first decay warnings for #22986...
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    Object: #22986 = 94-  8 F = Raduga 1-3 Proton deb
    
    Decay predictions:
    Source   Prediction made    Predicted decay at      Latitude Longitude
                   UTC                UTC                  deg      deg
    SpaceCom   Feb 13 19:29     Feb 15 11:54 +-1d        46.3 N    83.1 W
    SatEvo     Feb 13 20:20     Feb 15 16:26 +-13h
    
    Latest elset:
    Raduga 1-3 Proton deb F                          760 x 121 km
    1 22986U 94008F   01044.70574025  .13360936  96760-5  49175-3 0  2230
    2 22986  46.4359 167.9195 0468014  80.4497 285.0834 15.41911195112846
    
    SatEvo prediction: See my Decay Watch page
    
    Note: This debris object has an RCS (Radar Cross Section) of 1.0 sq 
    metres. Eclipse entry occurs northbound near 42 deg S in the evening 
    sky with eclipse exit not far from perigee while northbound near 45 deg
    N on its approach to northern apex before dawn.
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    Alan
    -- 
    Alan Pickup / COSPAR 2707:  55d53m48.7s N   3d11m51.2s W      156m asl
    Edinburgh  / SatEvo & elsets:    http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/
    Scotland  / Decay Watch: http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/dkwatch/
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