Decay: Sputnik jr. & Granat

Harro.Zimmer (Harro.Zimmer@t-online.de)
Fri, 30 Jul 1999 09:16:57 +0200

Report time 06:45 UTC

1999-015C (#25685) SPUTNIK JR. 3

In its final report - prepared July 29, 22:11 UTC - SpaceCom shows the decay at
                      July  29, 18:06 UTC +/- 04 hours (!) (47.5S 195.0E)
Their earlier decay window was only +/- 01 hours.

MPM shows with last released ELSET  - 99210.46041680 - only a minor change
against my preceding prediction:                      
                      July  29, 17:40 UTC +/- 44 minutes (03.2S. 83.1)
on a southbound pass over the Indian Ocean. This result is in very good agreement
with Alans last forecast.

1989-096A (#20352) GRANAT  and 1989-096C (#20354) GRANAT RB:

SpaceCom closed now the books and issued these decay dates:
                    GRANAT     : May  25, 1999
                    GRANAT RB  : July 25, 1999
This is a confirmation of our earlier predictions with the decays around the
"final" perigee of the 4 days orbits.   
         
Harro
Berlin, Germany

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