STEP 2 rk debris catalogued

Bjoern Gimle@tt-tech.se (Gimle@tt-tech.se")
Thu, 18 Jul 1996 13:29:11 +0200

94- 29 B (USSPACECOM #23106) exploded around June 04, 1996 as noted
in seesat mails #2806 by Paul Maley <pmaley@gp808.jsc.nasa.gov>
and #2807 by John C. Broman Jr.<john.broman@gsfc.nasa.gov>.

On July 17, several pieces were cataloged at OIG as 94-29 D-M
(#23956-23964).
The C fragment was catalogued earlier in July as #23942. Some of them
are in low orbits, and high B* drag factors, decaying in a few days.

The #23106 main piece is in a stable orbit with MM=14.5579, slightly
lower
than before the explosion. Predictions where temporarily halted,
but have been resumed. You can see a plot of Mean Motion before
and after the explosion in "www.algonet.se/~b_gimle/gif/23106.gif".

STEP-2 Pegasus debris M                          624 x 377
1 23964U 94029M   96199.30725453 +.00060255 +00000-0 +16855-2 0 00098
2 23964 081.6894 150.0091 0179252 001.0975 359.0574 15.21849131006101
STEP-2 Pegasus debris L                          577 x 330
1 23963U 94029L   96199.29981607  .00079127  00000-0  12145-2 0    29
2 23963  82.2240 150.7411 0180458 318.3250  40.4343 15.37534318  6318
STEP-2 Pegasus debris K                          463 x 329
1 23962U 94029K   96199.31872314 +.00382015 +00000-0 +40737-2 0 00048
2 23962 081.3507 147.1766 0098931 322.6768 036.7622 15.56975489006353
STEP-2 Pegasus debris J                          526 x 345
1 23961U 94029J   96199.34727892 +.00184265 +00000-0 +28844-2 0 00132
2 23961 080.6324 145.3814 0133227 296.8892 061.8767 15.43609448006481
STEP-2 Pegasus debris H                          616 x 374
1 23960U 94029H   96198.32738176 +.01130181 +00000-0 +27803-1 0 00014
2 23960 082.0261 153.4054 0175542 060.6895 301.0924 15.23641956002105
STEP-2 Pegasus debris G                          1361 x 309
1 23959U 94029G   96199.30807162 +.00622344 +00000-0 +15527-1 0 00042
2 23959 082.0614 158.8502 0729037 104.0834 264.2489 14.17132617003908
STEP-2 Pegasus debris F                          591 x 364
1 23958U 94029F   96199.28959266  .00239566  00000-0  53581-2 0    44
2 23958  81.4764 149.1608 0165568   5.4738 354.8316 15.29588819  3858
STEP-2 Pegasus debris E                          337 x 241
1 23957U 94029E   96198.33987905 +.01512394 +11893-2 +30868-2 0 00017
2 23957 082.1872 150.0771 0072002 296.0126 062.0494 15.94910412113662
STEP-2 Pegasus debris D                          525 x 380
1 23956U 94029D   96199.29538010  .00237538  00000-0  48042-2 0    35
2 23956  81.2677 147.9173 0118357 331.2090  28.2415 15.38410459  4931
GPS Navstar 40 C                                 20308 x 193
1 23955U 96041C   96198.88493331  .00053166  93014-6  14601-2 0    41
2 23955  35.0177 100.3187 6048145 193.6289 137.1857  4.04874053    35
GPS Navstar 40 B                                 565 x 462
1 23954U 96041B   96199.06415443 +.00006870 +00000-0 +31306-3 0 00127
2 23954 035.2531 072.9055 0074579 159.7748 200.5948 15.17511965000150
GPS Navstar 40 A                                 20352 x 193
1 23953U 96041A   96199.38049182  .00011464  84698-6  32946-3 0    64
2 23953  35.0120  99.9666 6053338 194.1407 135.6830  4.04072891    50
OPS 0856 deb.M                                   4913 x 2271
1 23952U 66077M   96199.28231757  .00000001  00000-0  10000-3 0    93
2 23952  89.4222 162.6554 1324961 325.6408  26.5341  8.72064565 80320
Ariane 44L debris D                              35625 x 212
1 23951U 96040D   96194.34482006  .00056486  00000-0  66844-2 0    29
2 23951   6.9595  81.2596 7287664 180.0099 179.0648  2.29235954    55
Ariane 44L debris C                              35654 x 204
1 23950U 96040C   96193.75210374 -.00000399  00000-0  00000+0 0    10
2 23950   6.9469  81.5588 7292111 179.4378  49.9644  2.29092215    33
STEP 2 deb. C                                    398 x 317
1 23942U 94029C   96183.94278521  .06947558  00000-0  42345-1 0    16
2 23942  81.8466 166.7891 0060172 292.1693  67.1049 15.70426047  1678
STEP 2 Pegasus Rk                                819 x 595
1 23106U 94029B   96199.43344809 +.00000057 +00000-0 +63858-5 0 02760
2 23106 081.9661 155.1899 0158414 118.3658 243.3618 14.55792264115007

Bjoern Gimle


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