Re: Cosmos 2313 (#23596) observation

Bjoern Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Tue, 8 Jul 1997 11:19:50 +0200

I wrote:
>The drag increase of about a factor 47/28 could mean a corresponding mass
>loss to 28/47, perhaps leaving a large hole that is seldom sunlit, or an object
>with the same density, but about half in all dimensions, i.e. 1/4 the area and
>1/8 of the mass, and fainter than before.
>
According to obs. by Paul Maley, no significant change in appearance was 
detected.

Element set number = 1
1 23596U 95028A   97189.08079861  .01281288  71918-5  54484-3 0  6459
2 23596  65.0126 294.3326 0050096 243.8519  46.8612 16.19104675118397
Element set number = 5
1 23596U 95028A   97188.66010272  .01211231  71737-5  55527-3 0  6441
2 23596  65.0154 295.9018 0051493 243.4692 116.1164 16.18043910118322
Element set number = 2
1 23596U 95028A   97188.59830159  .01242387  71707-5  57400-3 0  6431
2 23596  65.0152 296.1304 0051894 243.2863 116.3586 16.17900201118317
Element set number = 4
1 23596U 95028A   97188.53648012  .00949724  71700-5  44809-3 0  6429
2 23596  65.0165 296.3620 0052235 242.2286 117.3589 16.17613618118308
Element set number = 3
1 23596U 95028A   97188.53647673  .00946859  71702-5  44683-3 0  6407
2 23596  65.0162 296.3623 0052242 242.2148 117.3502 16.17610196118306

K,M fragments may have decayed already.
J,N,P may decay June 11-13, followed by D on July 19?
E,D are quite long-lived.

#23596 itself should decay around July 12.5

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