Re: Decay watch: Mars Global Surveyor Delta 2 rocket

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Sun, 21 Jun 1998 08:52:09 +0100

The latest elset...

MGS Delta 2 r    5.9  2.4  0.0  5.6 d            290 x 138 km
1 24649U 96062B   98172.18195383  .14107551 -12075-4  69500-3 0  2410
2 24649  25.2256   3.9264 0115302  76.0727 285.2870 16.22012384 71834

...shows this decayer running only 5 seconds early against yesterday's
"9235" SatEvo prediction.

Decay is now predicted for June 21.81 (19:30 UTC +-3h).

Prediction:
MGS Delta 2 r    5.9  2.4  0.0  5.6 d            274 x 138 km
1 24649U 96062B   98172.30483109  .13809921  54200-1  63017-3 0 92417
2 24649  25.2251   2.9369 0103466  77.7636 283.3932 16.24983029 71854
MGS Delta 2 r    5.9  2.4  0.0  5.6 d            256 x 137 km
1 24649U 96062B   98172.42746088  .15906808  61436-1  62685-3 0 92411
2 24649  25.2245   1.9447 0090118  79.4592 281.5546 16.28623437 71873
MGS Delta 2 r    5.9  2.4  0.0  5.6 d            234 x 136 km
1 24649U 96062B   98172.54979088  .19249251  15747+0  63555-3 0 92417
2 24649  25.2239   0.9494 0074456  81.1602 279.6824 16.32842992 71899
MGS Delta 2 r    5.9  2.4  0.0  5.6 d            205 x 134 km
1 24649U 96062B   98172.67175019  .29680916  57636+0  70974-3 0 92417
2 24649  25.2229 359.9502 0054537  82.8676 277.7522 16.38552023 71918
MGS Delta 2 r    5.9  2.4  0.0  5.6 d            185 x 131 km
1 24649U 96062B   98172.73253268  .44955905  15396+1  75971-3 0 92417
2 24649  25.2222 359.4486 0041148  83.7248 276.7437 16.42953290 71927
MGS Delta 2 r    5.9  2.4  0.0  5.6 d            148 x 122 km
1 24649U 96062B   98172.79308147 1.33848547  26082+2  92076-3 0 92412
2 24649  25.2209 358.9447 0020355  84.5860 275.6461 16.51612458 71933

Alan
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