SatEvo decay list #57

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Wed, 1 Jul 1998 22:45:49 +0100

SatEvo decay list #57  (issued 1998 July 1)

This list of my satellite decay (re-entry) predictions and analyses 
is posted to the satellite observers mailing list, SeeSat-L,
and to the Usenet newsgroup sci.astro.satellites.visual-observe.
Information about SeeSat-L is available at
   http://www.satellite.eu.org/seesat/seesatindex.html

The "Actual" decay dates are my estimates based on the published 
orbital element sets ("elsets") over the object's final days.
Objects are included this time if I anticipate their decay by 
August 15, although some larger and/or more interesting decayers 
are included beyond that date.

This and other recent decay lists are available on the WWW via 
my SatEvo page at
               http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/

I regret that restrictions on the availability of elsets via NASA's
Orbital Information Group mean that, for the time being at least, 
the elset files (select.tle, dklist.tle and iridiums.tle) I have 
maintained on this site are no longer available. For the same reason,
it is possible that this may be my final SatEvo decay list.


   #    Designation    Name               ----- Decay (1998) -----
                                            Predicted   Actual?

 24649   96- 62 B   Mars GS Delta 2 r                  June 21.75
 25109   97- 82 F   Iridium 45 Delta r                 June 23.92
 24552   94- 29 XC  STEP-2 Pegasus deb                 June 24
 23085   89- 89 CG  COBE deb                           June 25?
 25375   98- 38 C   Cosmos 2358 deb                    June 25
 25328   98- 27 B   C 2351 Molniya r                   June 25.53
 23904   86- 17 KX  Mir deb                            June 26.6
 25374   98- 38 B   Cosmos 2358 Soyuz-U r              June 28.78
 25377   98- 39 B   Cosmos 2359 Soyuz-U r              June 29.63
 24583   94- 29 YK  STEP-2 Pegasus deb                 June 30
 25183   87- 68 J   Meteor 2-16 SL-14 deb              June 30
 25350   98-  8 F   Globalstar FM1 deb                 June 30
 23262   90- 81 CT  FY-1B CZ-4 deb            July  7
 22914   93- 73 D   Solidaridad Ariane deb    July  8
 25178   87- 68 D   Meteor 2-16 SL-14 deb     July 11
 24580   94- 29 YG  STEP-2 Pegasus deb        July 12
 25278   64-  6 AF  Elektron 1 SL-3 deb       July 12
 25381   98- 40 C   Molniya platform          July 12
 24009   94- 29 BE  STEP-2 Pegasus deb        July 13
 22768   89- 89 AD  COBE deb                  July 14
 24350   94- 29 PB  STEP-2 Pegasus deb        July 14
 25380   98- 40 B   Molniya r                 July 15
  1664   65- 82 AB  OV2-1/LCS 2 deb           July 17
 24127   94- 29 GA  STEP-2 Pegasus deb        July 21
  5405   71- 67 J   OV1-20/OV1-21 deb         July 22
 24194   94- 29 JV  STEP-2 Pegasus deb        July 24
 24201   94- 29 KC  STEP-2 Pegasus deb        July 24
 24402   94- 29 RF  STEP-2 Pegasus deb        July 26
 23930   78- 64 H   Seasat 1 deb              July 28
 24294   96- 50 D   Interbol 2 Molniya-M r    July 29
 25292   86- 17 MP  Mir deb                   July 29
 12519   81- 54 E   Molniya 3-16 r2         August  5?
 21932   92- 19 C   Navstar 25 PAM-D r      August  8
 24639   78- 96 G   Tiros N deb             August  8
 24169   94- 29 HU  STEP-2 Pegasus deb      August  9
 25051   97- 71 C   Sirius 2 Ariane r       August 11
 23905   78- 64 G   Seasat 1 deb            August 12
 19730   88-115 A   Molniya 1-74            August
 10794   78- 39 C   YURI Delta 1 r2      September
 14041   83- 38 E   Cosmos 1456 r        September
 18879   88- 12 C   CS 3A H-1 r2         September
 25174   98- 10 F   Iridium 50 Delta r     October
 25322   98- 26 D   Iridium 69 CZ-2C S/D   October
 25100   97- 58 D   Inspektor             December


Alan
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