Re: decayer

From: Björn Gimle (b.gimle@chello.se)
Date: Tue Jan 09 2007 - 13:37:33 EST

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    This has "no" answer - in a low circular orbit the drag should cause decay 
    on the same orbit?
    But a highly eccentric orbit means a very short path/time at low altitude, 
    and perturbations can even cause the perigee to rise again.
    
    ----- Original Message ----- >
    >      How many revolutions prior to actual decay will a decaying satellite 
    > / rocket debris started to get heated up and produced a visible plasma 
    > tail prior to fragmentations and total destructions?
    
    
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