Urgent Query: 27468 SL-12 deb

From: Robert Holdsworth (robbonz1@xtra.co.nz)
Date: Mon Jul 05 2004 - 14:47:14 EDT

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    Can anyone give me up to date information on this object?
    Calsky gives it as decaying at 2130Z Monday  in Northern Africa with its
    subsequent track north of here and transiting about an hour after the
    predicted decay.
    However TLEs are 3.4 days old, and if I go to "sighting opportunities" I get
    some very odd results, -they indicate a pass at 09:31 or 09:32 local (2131
    or 2132 UTC)  but with strange distances and magnitudes.
    As I will have access to a computer, but not one with prediction programs,
    from about 8:30 local  I would be very grateful if someone could calculate
    transit times here (if there are any!) based on up to date TLEs if
    available, assuming that this object is still valid, and post the
    information to the list rather than my address.
    Obviously with this possible decay being stated to be imminent a reply as
    soon as possible would be most helpful.
    Robert Holdsworth
    New Zealand
    UTC plus 12
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