Re: Re: GEO IK 2 observed during its final 24-hour in orbit

From: Alain Figer (alain.figer@club-internet.fr)
Date: Mon Jul 15 2013 - 17:36:51 UTC

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    GEO IK 2, 2011-05A , has decayed on 15 July 2013 at 14:27 UTC 
    Latitude 35°N Longitude 93°E
    
     Info according to Space-Track.
    
     Hence the reentry must have happened somewhere between China and Tibet. 
    
    
    Alain
    
    
    
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    Message du : 15/07/2013 10:37
    De : "Alain Figer " <alain.figer@club-internet.fr>
    A : "Seesat-L" <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
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    Sujet : Re: GEO IK 2 observed during its final 24-hour in orbit
    
    
    Another Space-Track bulletin was issued more recently. Geo IK 2 decay is now refined at 14:30 UTC +/- 2 hours. Alain ======================================== Message du : 15/07/2013 10:28 De : "Alain Figer " A : "Seesat-L" Copie à : Sujet : GEO IK 2 observed during its final 24-hour in orbit On 14 July 2013, I spotted GEO IK 2 (2011-05A) passing by Epsilon Boo with an 1.9°/sec angular velocity in the twilight (Sun height : 8.0° below horizon) at 20h18m43s UTC, what was 6 seconds ahead the Calsky prediction. The brightness was quickly variable (mag 0 to 4 or 5). According to Calsky the height above Earth was 191km. There has been a small peak of solar activity in extreme UV on 13 July 2013 (at the moment it is slowly decreasing) . According to the latest Space-Track bulletin the decay might happen at: 14:44 UTC +/- 4 hours. The same night, I also spotted Persona Rocket 3 seconds ahead of Clasky prediction. 2013-28B is due to decay at the end of the month. Alain Figer 48.67 N ; 2.13 E ; 170m a.s.l. -------------- next part -------------- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: http://mailman.satobs.org/mailman/private/seesat-l/attachments/20130715/109b3d11/attachment.html _______________________________________________ Seesat-l mailing list http://mailman.satobs.org/mailman/listinfo/seesat-l -------------- next part -------------- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: http://mailman.satobs.org/mailman/private/seesat-l/attachments/20130715/07be1dfe/attachment.html _______________________________________________ Seesat-l mailing list http://mailman.satobs.org/mailman/listinfo/seesat-l
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