Decay watch: 2002 March 30

From: Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Date: Sat Mar 30 2002 - 08:43:01 EST

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    SpaceCom has posted its first decay notice for the Shenzhou 3 rocket. 
    This is taken fro my updated Decay Watch page:
    
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    Object: #27398 = 02- 14 B = Shenzhou 3 CF-2F rocket
    
    Decay predictions:
    Source   Prediction made    Predicted decay at      Latitude Longitude
                    UTC                UTC                  deg      deg
    SpaceCom   Mar 30 10:16     Apr  3 06:25 +-2d        37.1 S    79.0 W
    SatEvo     Mar 30 13:25     Apr  3 03:47 +-1.1d
    
    Latest elset:
    Shenzhou 3 r    10.0  3.0  0.0  4.0 d   20       277 x 184 km
    1 27398U 02014B   02089.38576389  .01823062  83507-5  74380-3 0   181
    2 27398  42.3917 357.9700 0070524 166.6666 354.9828 16.16066332   770
    
    SatEvo prediction:
    Shenzhou 3 r    10.0  3.0  0.0  4.0 d   20       275 x 183 km
    1 27398U 02014B   02089.54340776  .01903802  12964-2  74423-3 0 90182
    2 27398  42.3915 356.9446 0069386 167.8657 192.3022 16.16666364   806
    Shenzhou 3 r    10.0  3.0  0.0  4.0 d   20       267 x 180 km
    1 27398U 02014B   02090.03729897  .02124868  17124-2  73003-3 0 90187
    2 27398  42.3910 353.7262 0065627 171.6293 188.4806 16.18650984   882
    Shenzhou 3 r    10.0  3.0  0.0  4.0 d   20       258 x 177 km
    1 27398U 02014B   02090.53054850  .02419271  23362-2  71363-3 0 90185
    2 27398  42.3904 350.5022 0061533 175.3995 184.6573 16.20885030   969
    Shenzhou 3 r    10.0  3.0  0.0  4.0 d   20       248 x 173 km
    1 27398U 02014B   02091.02306958  .02831478  32891-2  69324-3 0 90187
    2 27398  42.3898 347.2719 0057025 179.1772 180.8322 16.23459858  1041
    
    Note: This enters eclipse while southbound near 36 deg N in the evening
    and leaves eclipse close to southern apex (43 deg S) before dawn.
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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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