Time of decay of NORAD #23957?

Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Tue, 30 Jul 1996 03:37:30 -0500

Subject: Time of decay of 23957?

The June Sat. Sit. Rept. said NORAD #23957 decayed on 21 July.  

>Objects No Longer In Orbit
>
>INTERNATIONAL               CATALOG          OBJECT       LAUNCH       DATE
>IDENTIFIER     NAME         NUMBER           SOURCE        DATE       DECAYED
>
>1994 029E                    23957             US        19 MAY      21 JUL

I have not been able to find an estimated *time* for that decay.  
The following element set was issued shortly before 21 July (if I'm 
calculating the date correctly).

> 23957 
> 1 23957U 94029E   96202.83639925 +.03826735 -11202-5 +29067-2 0 00065
> 2 23957 082.2549 144.8276 0040729 268.8460 090.8162 16.13139585114381

I'm not sure, but I don't think I saw this one listed in anyone's decay 
predictions.  Were any decay elsets published anywhere?

Thanks for any assistance.

Ed Cannon
ecannon@mail.utexas.edu
Austin, Texas, USA