Molniya 3-37 decayed

From: Harro Zimmer (
Date: Tue Jun 24 2003 - 06:02:00 EDT

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    Report time 09:30 UTC
    1990-006A (#20444) Molniya 3-30
    SCC'S FINAL REPORT prepared June 23, 21;38 UTC - shows
    the decay on: 
    23 June, 19:29 UTC +/- 47 minutes (11.0S, 257.0E)
    ascending over the Pacific.
    This is an unexpected early decay with some question marks.
    The perigee passage was 19:06:25 UTC and using the last 
    issued ELSET 03174.749... the decay must be a couple of revs
    It is possible to reproduce approximately with MPM+REENTRY,  
    the ELSET 03174.500.... (SFX 114, ap 020)and the Jacchia-70 
    density model the SCC result:
    23 June, 19:11 UTC +/- 16 minutes (58.06S, 207.29E)
    ascending over the Pacific.
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