Re: Decay Watch: GPS #43 Rkt (#24877)

Tony Beresford (starman@camtech.net.au)
Sat, 03 Jan 1998 05:15:37 +1000

At 15:55 2/01/98 +0000, Alan Pickup wrote:
>
>With only a few hours to go, the latest published elset for this Delta 2
>rocket is:
>GPS SVN43 r      5.9  2.4  0.0  5.6 d            207 x 142 km
>1 24877U 97035B   98002.54382701  .09626938  50110-5  37616-3 0  3109
>2 24877  37.6498 277.0323 0049296  17.9029 342.2884 16.36797516 24456
>This has it running 5.9 seconds early on the "9308" evolution I posted
>previously.
Still in orbit at 18265.5UT Alan. Naked eye sighting from
Adelaide So. Australia at 18h 26min 30 sec UTC,
Azimuth 62, el 59 mag 3, heading about 10deg south of East 
at 2-3 degrees /swcond. Estimated 10 seconds late on "9308"
evolution elset.
Tony Beresford