Decay of #20572 = 90- 34 C (Palapa B2R r)

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Fri, 28 Mar 1997 19:10:16 +0000

Object #20572 = 1990- 34 C, rejoicing in the name Palapa B2R r (PAM D), 
appears to be heading for decay early on March 30. In addition to a low
perigee, the low inclination will make it difficult for most (all?) of 
the regulars here.

The latest OIG elset is:
Palapa B2R r                                     746 x 124 km
1 20572U 90034C   97087.65601870  .14963762 -19508-4  62170-3 0  3681
2 20572  18.4756 304.4584 0456982 241.9801 113.3616 15.43794784107287

A SatEvo evolution leads to a decay at about March 30.15.

A few predicted elsets but, unless I'm asked otherwise, don't expect
any more...
Palapa B2R r                                     653 x 125 km
1 20572U 90034C   97088.04171375  .20953126  35775-1  85009-3 0 93592
2 20572  18.4711 301.5543 0390106 246.8168 109.0248 15.59636361107349
Palapa B2R r                                     569 x 125 km
1 20572U 90034C   97088.36013699  .25425288  61544-1  94106-3 0 93590
2 20572  18.4692 299.0736 0330061 251.3913 104.9955 15.74276389107396
Palapa B2R r                                     465 x 125 km
1 20572U 90034C   97088.67531111  .33743851  13294+0  10846-2 0 93591
2 20572  18.4668 296.5604 0255158 256.0260 101.1238 15.92603772107444
Palapa B2R r                                     270 x 124 km
1 20572U 90034C   97089.04773291  .81705908  19287+1  15692-2 0 93597
2 20572  18.4625 293.4827 0111017 261.7017  97.0380 16.28396244107509
Palapa B2R r                                     203 x 123 km
1 20572U 90034C   97089.10885681 1.49020548  14003+2  19310-2 0 93599
2 20572  18.4611 292.9585 0060721 262.6685  96.6410 16.41144435107513

Alan
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