Decay watch: 2002 July 11

From: Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Date: Thu Jul 11 2002 - 12:04:38 EDT

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    Below is my final notice for the tethered Picosats.
    
    Since I am away over the next two weeks, my satbase.zip file will be 
    frozen until late July, by which time it will be well out of date. My 
    other files (dklist, select, iridiums) should continue to auto-update as 
    usual but, if not, my apologies.
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    Object: #26904 = 00- 42 C = PicoSat 7 & 8 (tethered)
    
    Final analyses:
    Source   Prediction made    Predicted decay at      Latitude Longitude
                    UTC                UTC                  deg      deg
    SpaceCom   Jul 11 08:20     Jul 11 07:21 +-6h         6.6 N    94.7 E
    SatEvo     Jul 11 15:35     Jul 11 04:27 +-3h        18.6 S   133.4 E
    
    Final elset:
    PicoSat 7&8                                      185 x 164 km
    1 26904U 00042C   02191.86932791  .08230235  27495-5  91600-3 0  4657
    2 26904  97.7463 311.2895 0016102 275.7036 212.4105 16.36751204 47144
    
    Note: I estimate that this decayed earlier than does SpaceCom,
    though no elsets have appeared for the final hours. I put it southbound
    over the Northern Territory of Australia on this SatEvo-predicted rev:
    PicoSat 7&8                                      133 x 126 km
    1 26904U 00042C   02192.15215706 1.27083439  21509+2  85383-3 0 94650
    2 26904  97.7411 311.6380 0005621 274.5281  85.4077 16.53824564 47193
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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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