Upcoming decay of SZ-7 Orbital Module

From: Robert Holdsworth (robbonz1@xtra.co.nz)
Date: Mon Jan 04 2010 - 03:26:06 UTC

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    http://spaceweather.com quotes a predicted decay time for this object (33394).
    
    Those with access to Space-Track should refer to that for the latest prediction.
    
    However it appears that if it decays within the timeframe stated it could be at the end of that period.  The latest orbital predictions seem to suggest it could be even later.
    
     We have a daylight  pass at 0724 UTC, and of particular interest an 63 degrees elevation pass at 0853 UT- with an inclination of 42.4 degrees this pass is of considerable interest if the object is still in orbit by then, which seems quite possible.  
    
    However wondering if this will in fact have a controlled decay?
    
    Robert
    Wainuiomata
    New Zealand
    41.261S
    174.948E
    UTC +13
    
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