Re: Iridium 33 Flare status

From: Mgr. CSc. Antonín Vítek (AVitek@seznam.cz)
Date: Mon Mar 09 2009 - 19:47:51 UTC

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    < Od: Russell Eberst <eberst@blueyonder.co.uk>
    < Předmět: Re: Iridium 33 Flare status
    < Datum: 09.3.2009 14:32:59
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    < John Burns wrote:
    < > Thanks.
    < > Heavens above are still showing predictions for it. :(
    < >
    < Yes, it still exists but not in its previous pristine state.
    < 
    
     This object is one of the remnants of the former Iridium 33 satellite. It can be seen in the moment of collision an abrupt change in orbital elements. E.g. the eccentricity jumped from  0.00023 to 0.00106 (more than fourfold, 4.6x) and mean motion slowed from 14.3422 to14.3248.
    
    Whether or not this piece is the biggest remnant of the original satellite is hardly to guess.
    
    
    Mgr. Antonin Vitek, CSc.
    
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