Decay watch: 2002 March 23 #2

From: Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Date: Sat Mar 23 2002 - 06:10:31 EST

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    Nothing further to report on the Progress rocket decay, but there are 
    two further decayers for which SpaceCom has posted its first warnings 
    today. Here is a summary from my Decay Watch page - go there for 
    predicted elsets:
    
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    Object: #15679 = 85- 35 C = GStar 1 Ariane 3 rocket
    
    Decay predictions:
    Source   Prediction made    Predicted decay at      Latitude Longitude
                    UTC                UTC                  deg      deg
    SpaceCom   Mar 23 08:15     Mar 27 04:21 +-2d         6.0 N    57.6 W
    SatEvo     Mar 23 10:45     Mar 27 23:43 +-2d
    
    Latest elset:
    GStar 1 Ariane 3 r                               1024 x 142 km
    1 15679U 85035C   02082.28244760  .08225848 -26759-4  14228-2 0  1288
    2 15679   6.5277 153.4734 0633871 235.4104 118.4521 14.94820556221495
    
    Note: This low-inclination object enters eclipse near 4 deg S in the
    evening and leaves eclipse near northern apex (6.6 deg N) before
    dawn.
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    Object: #27393 = 02- 12 C = GRACE 1 Briz-KM rocket
    
    Decay predictions:
    Source   Prediction made    Predicted decay at      Latitude Longitude
                    UTC                UTC                  deg      deg
    SpaceCom   Mar 23 06:41     Mar 27 05:58 +-2d        48.3 S    78.6 E
    SatEvo     Mar 23 11:00     Mar 28 05:11 +-2d
    
    Latest elset:
    GRACE 1 Briz-KM r                                401 x 139 km
    1 27393U 02012C   02082.23341638  .02304043 -99560-6  15181-3 0   229
    2 27393  89.0041 353.6623 0197285 238.8888 119.2977 16.01715534   934
    
    Note: Eclipse entry occurs while southbound near 70 deg N at about
    midnight local time, with exit over Antarctica.
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    Alan
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    Alan Pickup / COSPAR 2707:  55.8968N   3.1989W   +208m   (WGS84 datum)
    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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