Decay update : #23721 and others

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Tue, 18 Jun 1996 23:25:57 +0100

Object #23721 = 95- 63 E, yet another SL-12 R aux motor, decayed 
on June 13 after the revs/day almost doubled in its final week 
in orbit. The published elsets show large fictitious swings in 
both n (=MM) and ndot (MMDOT), with many values for the latter 
too small by a factor of 10.
The final OIG element is:
95- 63 E
1 23721U 95063E   96165.29288876  .99999999  77386-4  28436-1 0  1550
2 23721  46.6789 205.0597 2222423  74.0850 309.1421 11.42388612  5388

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Updated decay predictions:

        #23583 = 95- 20 C (Progress-M 27 deb) : June 25

        #23462 = 95-  1 B (Atlas 2AS Cent R)  : June 29

        #23508 = 95-  8 D (Cosmos 2306 deb)   : July  2

Alan
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