Iridium 27 Final decay

From: Tony Beresford (aberesford@iprimus.com.au)
Date: Fri Feb 01 2002 - 05:16:48 EST

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    Taken from OIG at 09:56 UTC
    Considering that the Final Decay notice hasnt been issued
    for EUVE ( 21897) and the large window ( more than half an orbit)
    I wonder if this is a bit of a copout?
    Anthony C. Beresford
    
    
                    2002/02/01 09:55:50 Session time remaining: 01:58:57
    
    
    
                           Query time: 2002/02/01 09:55:50                        
                          Object Order: Predicted Decay Date                      
                        Notice Order: Notice preparation time                     
                           TLE Order: Catalog number-epoch                        
                               Number of Satellites: 1                            
    
    Decay: Decay Time          N Lat  E Long       RCS
    CatNo Intl. Desig. Source Common Name                          Prepared
    ----- ------------ ------ ------------------------- -------------------
    
    Decay: 2002/02/01 05:27:00   62.0  222.0    7.4802
    24947 1997-051D    US     IRIDIUM 27                2002/02/01 08:04:00
    
    
    PREPARATION DATE TIME:  010804ZFEB02
    1.  24947/1997-051D   /IRIDIUM 27              /PAYLOAD    / US
    2.  14 SEP 1997
    3.  REV  24299/ASCENDING /01 FEB 0527Z
    4.  62.0 DEG N   222.0 DEG E
    5.  DECAY WINDOW IS PLUS OR MINUS    59 MINUTES.
    6.  INCLINATION  086.6 DEGREES.
    TRAJECTORY PRIOR TO DECAY (DEG):
    D/TIME 032/0412Z    032/0427Z    032/0442Z    032/0457Z    032/0512Z
    LAT.       43.5        -18.7        -80.0        -37.5         24.9
    E LONG    049.5        050.2        065.1        218.8        219.3
    7.  FINAL REPORT.
    
    
    IRIDIUM 27    Decayed: 2002/02/01
    1 24947U 97051D   02032.15210057  .32769801 -16110-5  38864-3 0  2071
    2 24947  86.5496  66.9658 0012539 303.2506  57.0943 16.49426621242978
    
    
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