Mir close-approach

Rob Matson (Rob_Matson@cpqm.mail.saic.com)
26 Jun 1996 12:20:02 -0800

                      Subject:                              Time:  11:58
  OFFICE MEMO         Mir close-approach                    Date:  96/06/26

Noticed that NORAD #18879 will have a close encounter with the Mir Complex in
a couple days -- Friday afternoon, 6/28 at around 4:34pm PDT. Based on the Mir
elements below, and elements in EL960622, closest approach is 9.1 km.

Mir
1 16609U 86017A   96176.58624925  .00001825  00000-0  30230-4 0  5684
2 16609  51.6502  86.6809 0005659 105.5760 254.5861 15.58257667591153

COLA program gives this approach along with some others of interest (times and
dates are Pacific Daylight, or UTC - 7 hours):


   Date    Local Time Norad           Name           Range (km)  EphAge
 6/28/1996  1:36:08.9  4382 Mao 1                        48.4     +7.20
 6/28/1996 11:51:17.6  4583 Meteor 1-6 weather satell    52.0     +7.58
 6/28/1996 12:37:44.5  4583 Meteor 1-6 weather satell    85.1     +7.62
 6/30/1996 12:01:10.6  7418 Cosmos 673 R/B               48.5     +9.24
 6/26/1996  3:15:40.5  8755 Cosmos 808 R/B               35.9     +4.97
 6/26/1996  1:24:28.5 16982 NOAA 10 Deb B                46.2     +5.08
 6/29/1996  0:47:39.8 17481 Ginga 3rd stage             104.1     +7.88
 6/29/1996  1:33:42.2 17481 Ginga 3rd stage              47.2     +7.92
 6/29/1996  2:19:43.5 17481 Ginga 3rd stage             134.2     +7.95
 6/28/1996 16:33:44.7 18879 CA 3A PKM stage               9.1     +7.56
 6/28/1996 23:20:20.5 19169 Glonass 34-36 SL-12 ullag    20.3     +7.94
 6/26/1996 13:41:54.9 20712 CRRES                        45.9     +5.52
 6/29/1996  6:53:19.5 23101 MSTI 2                      102.4    +13.97
 6/29/1996  7:39:36.3 23101 MSTI 2                       37.4    +14.00
 6/29/1996  8:25:55.7 23101 MSTI 2                       32.2    +14.03
 6/29/1996  9:12:12.4 23101 MSTI 2                      109.5    +14.06
 6/30/1996  7:25:49.9 23279 Cosmos 2292 R/B              47.8    +13.18