Re: Moliya decay (Was:SatEvo decay list #22)

Bjoern Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Thu, 9 Jan 1997 07:45:50 +0100 (MET)

>>
>>SatEvo decay list #22  (issued 1997 January 5)
>>
>> 12915   81-105 A   Molniya 3-17          January  8? Note 2
>>
>>2. The decay prediction for #12915 = 81-105 A (Molniya 3-17) is
>>extremely uncertain - indeed, it may already be down. The object 
>>has/had a perigee height of only 72 km according to the latest 
>>OIG elset (below) and is/was probably self-luminous at perigee.
>>Molniya 3-17                                     25862 x 72 km
>>1 12915U 81105A   97003.17772001  .08797580 -19122-5  66280-3 0  5870
>>2 12915  62.3256  54.0458 6665531 266.8747  71.1546  3.22684464 70574
>>
>>Alan
>
Here are the last (?) elsets. Decay midnight Jan.8-9 UT :

Now searching the database for the following numbers:
12915

SATNO = 12915
Element set number = 1
1 12915U 81105A   97008.84615530  .99999999  61108-5  98602-3 0  6201
2 12915  62.3254  45.0145 0933391 270.4324  79.2474 14.48187781 71001
Element set number = 2
1 12915U 81105A   97008.84610765  .99999999  59504-5  98602-3 0  6214
2 12915  62.3545  45.0959 0927980 269.8528  79.6204 14.49124018 71013
Element set number = 3
1 12915U 81105A   97008.77556375  .99999999  18532-4  42870-2 0  6199
2 12915  62.3180  45.0079 1019796 268.3232  80.0068 14.20628975 70995
Element set number = 4
1 12915U 81105A   97008.98072892  .99999999  83148-5  12633-2 0  6234
2 12915  62.2853  44.5003 0445911 274.4759  81.2296 15.66775958 71032
Element set number = 5
1 12915U 81105A   97008.91461910  .99999999  69397-5  18562-2 0  6226
2 12915  62.3283  44.8328 0721355 271.2505  80.8496 14.96854395 71027


------------------------------------------------------------
-- b_gimle@algonet.se              +46-8-7428086  (home)  --
-- 59.22371 N, 18.22857 E           AND member of :       --
-- http://www.algonet.se/~b_gimle   seesat-l / seesat-d   --
-- bjorn@tt-tech.se                +46-8-59095783 (office)--
------------------------------------------------------------