Decay update

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Mon, 3 Jun 1996 22:41:19 +0100

The Westford Needles debris #18978 = 63- 14 DR appears to have decayed
at about May 31.1, though tracking may have been lost a day before this.

The final OIG element is:
63- 14 DR
1 18978U 63014DR  96150.89907662  .10722956  11598+0  35752-1 0  6316
2 18978  83.4961 340.5159 0230737 309.1416  48.9123 15.62566754 13894
and my penultimate SatEvo predicted element:
63- 14 DR
1 18978U 63014DR  96152.03917887  .67458553  17459+1  45919-1 0 96223
2 18978  83.4705 339.4210 0064225 309.1760  50.2536 16.11871397 14076

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Two decays not mentioned here until now:

Object #23881 = 96- 34 B, the Proton-K R (or SL-12 R if you wish) which 
launched the Gorizont 96- 34 A decayed at about May 28.4.
The final OIG element is:
96- 34 B  
1 23881U 96034B   96149.37506907  .12519477  12777-4  84098-4 0   213
2 23881  51.6253 265.1638 0010849 276.2132  83.7707 16.52789070   548

The related platform (#23882 = 96- 34 C) decayed at about May 26.1.
The final OIG element:
96- 34 C  
1 23882U 96034C   96146.93642506  .15866946  12578-4  59433-3 0    42
2 23882  51.6150 278.9349 0004235 339.3430  27.3955 16.44057387   145

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#23660 = 95- 45 E (SL-12 R aux motor) is on schedule for decay at
about June 7.1.

The latest OIG element is:
95- 45 E  
1 23660U 95045E   96155.42391657  .33948998  12918-4  13169-2 0  3245
2 23660  46.6566 159.8203 2393596 117.5726 270.0651 11.04852297  8251

SatEvo predicted elements:
95- 45 E  
1 23660U 95045E   96156.04604802  .36626121  26754-1  22636-2 0 93245
2 23660  46.6323 158.0296 2197911 119.3418 264.3726 11.44455542  8329
95- 45 E  
1 23660U 95045E   96157.05715556  .46861635  42650-1  24673-2 0 93244
2 23660  46.5895 154.8098 1821657 122.5279 256.3782 12.28232370  8448
95- 45 E  
1 23660U 95045E   96158.06972127  .68811162  12539+0  28668-2 0 93248
2 23660  46.5403 151.0551 1326728 126.2510 246.7443 13.41395348  8576

Alan
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