Decay watch: 2001 Mar 5

From: Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Date: Mon Mar 05 2001 - 12:35:41 PST

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    My Decay Watch page has been updated with the final notice for the
    Optical Calibration Sphere...
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    Object: #26062 = 00-  4 B = OCS
    
    Final decay analyses:
    Source   Prediction made    Predicted decay at      Latitude Longitude
                   UTC                UTC                  deg      deg
    SpaceCom   Mar  5 09:15     Mar  5 06:50 +-21m       78.4 S   156.0 E
    SatEvo     Mar  5 20:00     Mar  5 06:53 +-20m       59.5 S   112.2 E
    
    Final elset:
    OCS              3.6  0.0  0.0  4.1 v  3.7       239 x 200 km
    1 26062U 00004B   01064.23572161  .92368558  37808-5  44568-1 0  5797
    2 26062 100.1746   0.8731 0029957 169.7092 190.6323 16.20008589 58862
    
    Note: The final elset show it 118 sec early against yesterday's
    prediction. This decay showed a relentless shift earlier over
    the final days. I estimate that it decayed northbound to the SW of
    Australia in the latter stages of the orbit described by the final 
    elset.
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    Alan
    -- 
    Alan Pickup / COSPAR 2707:  55d53m48.7s N   3d11m51.2s W      156m asl
    Edinburgh  / SatEvo & elsets:    http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/
    Scotland  / Decay Watch: http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/dkwatch/
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