Re: Decay Watch: Molniya 3-16

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Fri, 30 Jan 1998 21:19:30 +0000

No sooner had I posted my "9055" evolution than the following elset
appeared on OIG...
Molniya 3-16                                     18290 x 71 km
1 12512U 81054A   98030.66599182  .17760331  32190-5  72790-3 0   565
2 12512  62.1311  91.1236 5854740 272.6859  25.6580  4.47378089123665
...to show it (only!) 3.6 minutes early on that evolution at 16h UTC
today (30th).

Yet another evolution, again with Q=0.33 and all the "adjustments" as
before...
Molniya 3-16                                     17772 x 80 km
1 12512U 81054A   98030.88673848  .23427174  34759-1  16401-2 0 90567
2 12512  62.1311  91.0168 5779790 272.6965  26.2407  4.58592173123677
Molniya 3-16                                     17307 x 80 km
1 12512U 81054A   98031.10268601  .25903938  42128-1  17466-2 0 90560
2 12512  62.1311  90.9092 5714790 272.7071  26.8202  4.69227499123687
Molniya 3-16                                     16823 x 80 km
1 12512U 81054A   98031.31362829  .28875419  52096-1  18707-2 0 90569
2 12512  62.1311  90.8006 5644858 272.7179  27.4478  4.80760470123694
Molniya 3-16                                     16316 x 80 km
1 12512U 81054A   98031.51938457  .32498139  66043-1  20179-2 0 90565
2 12512  62.1311  90.6910 5569097 272.7287  28.1322  4.93359580123705
Molniya 3-16                                     15782 x 80 km
1 12512U 81054A   98031.71974188  .36999998  85225-1  21949-2 0 90560
2 12512  62.1310  90.5803 5486340 272.7397  28.8853  5.07245654123714
Molniya 3-16                                     15214 x 80 km
1 12512U 81054A   98031.91444574  .42725169  11409+0  24108-2 0 90568
2 12512  62.1310  90.4683 5395033 272.7508  29.7230  5.22716029123727
Molniya 3-16                                     14606 x 80 km
1 12512U 81054A   98032.10318701  .50224194  15461+0  26861-2 0 90563
2 12512  62.1310  90.3548 5292993 272.7620  30.6669  5.40184564123733

On past form, expect it to be earlier rather than later. It may decay as
early as February 2.

Alan
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