Impending decay of 31596

From: Robert Holdsworth (robbonz1@xtra.co.nz)
Date: Tue Jun 12 2007 - 06:17:07 EDT

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    31595 SL-4 R/B, the rocket body from the Cosmos 2427 launch, which I 
    reported seeing together with the satellite not long after launch, is due to 
    decay shortly.
    
    At this stage we have a predicted daylight pass almost directly overhead 
    from 0224 to 0231 UTC.    This is of particular interest when looking at the 
    SpaceTrack prediction- up against the rules as usual but the  map in Obsat 
    is useful.  However Space-track prediction is now a little old.and Calsky is 
    predicting a later pass time- it does seem unlikely that decay will be over 
    here.(There is some prospect of respite from the cloudy skies we are 
    generally experiencing.)
    
    Still worth checking on for those in this vicinity.   Would be of particular 
    interest to me personally if anything happens here as it would mean seeing 
    it almost from beginning to end!
    
    
    Robert
    Wainuiomata
    New Zealand
    `174.948E
    41.261S
    UTC plus 12 (and in Winter!)
    
    
    
    
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