Decay Prediction Software

Phillip Clark (
Sun, 9 Mar 1997 20:04:59 +0000 (GMT)

Can anyone please point me in the direction of any software which might 
be available which allows re-entry dates to be predicted in advance - say 
from 3-6 months in advance ?

Naturally, I am aware that the closer we are to the actual decay from 
orbit the more accurate the predictions will be, so something estimated 6 
months in advamce might well be a week or two in error.   However, I am 
looking for something which read two-line files (either in true two-line 
or the modified three-line format) and then produce a report listing 
projected decay dates.

Feel free to e-mail me direct or post a reply to this group.

Many thanks in advance.

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