#24763 decay

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Sat, 17 May 1997 09:55:35 +0100

No new elsets have been posted for this decaying object by OIG, but I
have received the following new ones via Vladimir Agapov in Moscow -
thanks Vladimir:
Cosmos 2340 SL-6 plat                            226 x 163 km
1 24763U 97015C   97136.86276444  .04188024  85557-5  68008-3 0  1271
2 24763  62.8437 137.3041 0047653 116.8138 243.7885 16.29339653  5780
Cosmos 2340 SL-6 plat                            224 x 162 km
1 24763U 97015C   97136.92412611  .04416202  85601-5  68415-3 0  1281
2 24763  62.8439 137.0536 0046871 117.2770 243.3284 16.29879393  5796

These show it running less than 2 seconds late on the SatEvo evolution I
posted about 12 hours ago.

The following evolution runs to decay, which I predict for about
midnight UTC on May 17/18:

Cosmos 2340 SL-6 plat                            205 x 157 km
1 24763U 97015C   97137.35302109  .06466965  25578-1  70915-3 0 91282
2 24763  62.8425 135.2917 0036291 117.3574 243.0115 16.34301549  5869
Cosmos 2340 SL-6 plat                            202 x 156 km
1 24763U 97015C   97137.41418908  .06986344  31481-1  67789-3 0 91287
2 24763  62.8421 135.0394 0034519 117.3689 242.9813 16.35123519  5874
Cosmos 2340 SL-6 plat                            198 x 155 km
1 24763U 97015C   97137.47532492  .07615217  38424-1  64663-3 0 91289
2 24763  62.8419 134.7869 0032651 117.3804 242.9521 16.36014928  5889
Cosmos 2340 SL-6 plat                            194 x 154 km
1 24763U 97015C   97137.53642572  .08393752  48075-1  61539-3 0 91287
2 24763  62.8416 134.5342 0030672 117.3920 242.9203 16.36991297  5891
Cosmos 2340 SL-6 plat                            190 x 152 km
1 24763U 97015C   97137.59748795  .09385686  62094-1  58428-3 0 91285
2 24763  62.8412 134.2813 0028557 117.4035 242.8871 16.38074318  5904
Cosmos 2340 SL-6 plat                            185 x 151 km
1 24763U 97015C   97137.65850707  .10698122  83668-1  55348-3 0 91281
2 24763  62.8408 134.0282 0026274 117.4151 242.8522 16.39295734  5912
Cosmos 2340 SL-6 plat                            180 x 148 km
1 24763U 97015C   97137.71947707  .12513153  11764+0  52284-3 0 91289
2 24763  62.8404 133.7748 0023775 117.4267 242.8151 16.40704557  5921
Cosmos 2340 SL-6 plat                            173 x 146 km
1 24763U 97015C   97137.78038961  .15200093  18160+0  49285-3 0 91282
2 24763  62.8399 133.5211 0020983 117.4383 242.7750 16.42380451  5934
Cosmos 2340 SL-6 plat                            166 x 142 km
1 24763U 97015C   97137.84123217  .19683950  32272+0  46586-3 0 91280
2 24763  62.8393 133.2670 0017761 117.4500 242.7306 16.44475999  5947
Cosmos 2340 SL-6 plat                            155 x 137 km
1 24763U 97015C   97137.90198332  .29111489  77049+0  45011-3 0 91284
2 24763  62.8385 133.0124 0013813 117.4617 242.6787 16.47354913  5951
Cosmos 2340 SL-6 plat                            138 x 128 km
1 24763U 97015C   97137.96259370  .66788643  45254+1  49898-3 0 91284
2 24763  62.8372 132.7570 0008147 117.4735 242.6094 16.52471950  5962

Alan
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