Decay watch: C 2358 Soyuz-U rocket

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Thu, 25 Jun 1998 17:46:09 +0100

Recent elsets for the objects from yesterday's launch of Cosmos 2358
are:
Cosmos 2358                                      331 x 167 km
1 25373U 98038A   98176.50751566  .00658028  57763-5  21541-3 0    38
2 25373  67.1244 174.1741 0123607  92.7753 268.7568 16.09359120   124
C 2358 Soyuz r   6.0  2.0  0.0  5.0 d            315 x 164 km
1 25374U 98038B   98176.50651979  .02352133  58134-5  66860-3 0    65
2 25374  67.1248 174.2282 0113574  93.4638 267.9492 16.12671487   126
Cosmos 2358 deb                                  247 x 147 km
1 25375U 98038C   98176.38047092  .22477422  61043-5  15366-2 0    21
2 25375  67.0953 174.6524 0076295  88.9837 272.0103 16.28314975    51

The C (= debris) object has probably already decayed.

The Soyuz-U rocket appears to be heading for decay at June 29.0 +- 0.7d
and is currently sunlit around its entire orbit. SatEvo predicted
elsets:
C 2358 Soyuz r   6.0  2.0  0.0  5.0 d            302 x 163 km
1 25374U 98038B   98177.00227545  .02582619  17548-2  67313-3 0 90067
2 25374  67.1240 172.5378 0105128  92.9323 268.2710 16.15118391   205
C 2358 Soyuz r   6.0  2.0  0.0  5.0 d            287 x 162 km
1 25374U 98038B   98177.55907658  .02937450  25594-2  68185-3 0 90062
2 25374  67.1229 170.6318 0094750  92.3332 268.7519 16.18178907   290
C 2358 Soyuz r   6.0  2.0  0.0  5.0 d            272 x 160 km
1 25374U 98038B   98178.05306735  .03373141  32705-2  68683-3 0 90064
2 25374  67.1219 168.9332 0084481  91.7995 269.1682 16.21288198   376
C 2358 Soyuz r   6.0  2.0  0.0  5.0 d            254 x 158 km
1 25374U 98038B   98178.54603746  .04060046  63750-2  69742-3 0 90069
2 25374  67.1206 167.2299 0072804  91.2645 269.5696 16.24909369   450

Alan
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