Decay watch: Mar 4 (NOSS r)

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Thu, 4 Mar 1999 20:41:45 +0000

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Object: #23863 = 96- 29 G = NOSS 2-3 Titan r

Decay prediction:
Source   Prediction made    Predicted decay at      Latitude Longitude
               UTC                UTC                  deg      deg

SpaceCom   Mar  2 02:00     Mar  9 18:47 +-5d        62.8 S     8.3 E
SpaceCom   Mar  3 11:47     Mar 10 01:57 +-4d        38.9 S   179.2 E

SatEvo     Feb 27 23:25     Mar  8 18:00 +-2d
SatEvo     Mar  1 21:00     Mar  9 16:00 +-2d
SatEvo     Mar  2 19:00     Mar  8 19:00 +-2d
SatEvo     Mar  4 20:15     Mar 10 09:12 +-1.5d       0        44.4 E

Latest elset:
NOSS 2-3 r       9.8  3.0  0.0  4.8 v            233 x 219 km
1 23863U 96029G   99063.63672095  .01039705  81133-5  63544-3 0   197
2 23863  63.4031 193.0014 0010397  26.0087 334.1669 16.17636307 73598

SatEvo predicted elsets:
NOSS 2-3 r       9.8  3.0  0.0  4.8 v            231 x 217 km
1 23863U 96029G   99064.00752293  .01032505  49078-3  59434-3 0 90191
2 23863  63.4029 191.5368 0010123  26.0124 334.0385 16.18394561 73654
NOSS 2-3 r       9.8  3.0  0.0  4.8 v            224 x 211 km
1 23863U 96029G   99065.05720236  .01228273  79581-3  59094-3 0 90192
2 23863  63.4021 187.3814 0009288  26.0229 334.0238 16.20749647 73829

Note: The latest elset shows it 42 seconds late against the SatEvo
evolution I posted here two days ago. The published drag rates for this
rocket have shown quite large fluctuations in the few days since its
declassification.
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Alan
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