Decay watch: 2000 Jul 13

From: Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Date: Thu Jul 13 2000 - 12:07:18 PDT

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    Two new decayers to watch:
    
    #20698 = 90- 61 F = Cosmos 2085 aux motor
    
    Current decay estimates:
       SpaceCom: Jul 16 11:33 +-2d        29.8 S   142.3 W
       SatEvo:   Jul 17 07:15 +-1d
    
    Latest elset:
    C 2085 aux motor                                 1148 x 116 km
    1 20698U 90061F   00195.50563657  .09330425  83476-5  34309-3 0  5136
    2 20698  46.5479 127.9732 0735417 104.6486 251.9889 14.79182977127703
    
    This is only some 123 km high when it enters eclipse while southbound
    near 43 deg N latitude in the evening sky. It leaves eclipse while
    southbound near 42 deg S at ~05:00 local time.
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    #26401 = 00- 37 B = Zvezda Proton-K r
    
    Current decay estimates:
       SpaceCom: Jul 19 12:01 +-4d        30.0 S    63.4 E
       SatEvo:   Jul 19 02:39 +-1.5d
    
    Latest elset:
    Zvezda Proton-K r                                297 x 173 km
    1 26401U 00037B   00195.56184284  .01461798  00000-0  49565-3 0   119
    2 26401  51.6039   6.4748 0093748  90.5126 270.7325 16.14241866   210
    
    This enters eclipse near 30 deg S at ~18:30 local time while southbound
    and leaves eclipse moving northbound near 8 deg N at ~05:00 local time.
    
    
    There are predicted elsets for both objects on my Decay Watch page at
             http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/dkwatch/
    
    
    Alan
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     Alan Pickup | COSPAR 2707:  55d53m48.7s N  3d11m51.2s W   156m asl
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