Decay update

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Mon, 6 May 1996 21:39:48 +0100

Objects #22479 = 92- 93 FU (SL-16 deb) and #20013 = 77-121 BV 
(Cosmos 970 deb) may have decayed at about May 5.0 and May 5.7
respectively, although there have been no elements for the latter
since May 3.86.

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With drag rates edging up again, #23336 = 94- 72 A (Cosmos 2293) 
is now predicted to decay on May 15. #23850 = 96- 23 C 
(Priroda deb) is suffering even more - I now predict its end on
May 13.

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New object #23861 = 96- 28 B (presumably the Soyuz-U R which launched
Progress M-31 yesterday) is predicted to decay at May 8.4. The latest 
OIG element for this is:
96028B
1 23861U 96028B   96127.57744227  .02414519  12131-4  51541-3 0   109
2 23861  51.6141 332.2668 0027266  73.4849 286.9197 16.28738235   218

Here are a couple of SatEvo-predicted elements:
96028B  
1 23861U 96028B   96128.00657863  .03233198  62621-2  55298-3 0 90109
2 23861  51.6134 329.8745 0023748  75.2724 284.9907 16.31220246   287
96028B  
1 23861U 96028B   96129.04511974  .10318533  85147-1  47228-3 0 90102
2 23861  51.6103 324.0367 0011387  79.6349 280.4935 16.42261827   450

Alan
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