Decay watch: 2002 July 4

From: Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Date: Thu Jul 04 2002 - 15:41:39 EDT

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    SpaceCom has posted the first decay notice for the CONTOUR Delta 2 
    rocket, 2nd stage. the following is a summary from my updated Decay 
    Watch page - check there for predicted elsets.
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    Object: #27458 = 02- 34 B = CONTOUR Delta 2 r1 (2nd stage)
    
    Decay predictions:
    Source   Prediction made    Predicted decay at      Latitude Longitude
                    UTC                UTC                  deg      deg
    
    SpaceCom   Jul  3 16:59     Jul  6 07:36 +-2d        13.4 S    15.4 W
    SatEvo     Jul  4 19:25     Jul  7 00:21 +-17h
    
    Latest elset:
    CONTOUR Delta 2 r1 (2nd stage)                   268 x 176 km
    1 27458U 02034B   02185.56533715  .02613475 -58047-5  80005-3 0    69
    2 27458  29.5808 190.6591 0069584 330.4211  29.2526 16.19095619   202
    
    SatEvo prediction: See Decay Watch page.
    
    Note: Eclipse entry occurs northbound near 16 deg N in the evening,
    with eclipse exit southbound near 7 deg N before dawn.
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    Alan
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    Alan Pickup / COSPAR 2707:  55.8968N   3.1989W   +208m   (WGS84 datum)
    Edinburgh  / SatEvo & elsets:    http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/
    Scotland  / Decay Watch: http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/dkwatch/
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