Re: suitsat released

From: Björn Gimle (bg_26934@glocalnet.net)
Date: Sat Feb 04 2006 - 04:26:54 EST

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    The first USSTRATCOM elset shows considerable drag, so separation 
    increases almost quadratically
    Feb.04-05 (05 UT) increase = +27s
    05-06 = +44s
    06-07 = +54s  (total 143s ~1100 km with my week-old ISS elset)
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    > There is an ISS boost scheduled for February  11 so after that they 
    > will be even further apart, assuming Suitsat has not re-entered by 
    > then.
    >
    > Figuring that they are moving at about 8km/second that's a delta of 
    > about 1 seconds/orbit or about 16 seconds/day - 160 sec for 10 days.
    >>
    >>> NASA commentator said that Suitsat was moving
    >> away from ISS at a rate of about 8 km per orbit.
    >>
    >> So after 10 days at approx 15 3/4 orbits per day they are approx 1260 
    >> km
    >> apart.
    
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