Decay watch: 2000 May 10

From: Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Date: Wed May 10 2000 - 13:25:36 PDT

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    I have updated my Decay Watch page at
             http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/dkwatch/
    with respect to the following decayers...
    
    
    #10135 = 77- 61 B = Cosmos 925 r
    
    Not yet predicted by SpaceCom but I show decay at May 16 23:50 +-1.7d.
    Like #26114, this is visible from higher northern latitudes as it exits
    from eclipse while northbound near 56 deg N at ~01:00 local time.
    Eclipse entry occurs deep over the Antarctic. Latest elset:
    Cosmos 925 r     3.8  2.6  0.0  5.1 v   11       243 x 229 km
    1 10135U 77061B   00131.58561120  .00873662  00000-0  70810-3 0  7331
    2 10135  81.1931 227.7277 0010730 236.6899 123.3989 16.14076029259123
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    #26085 = 00-  8 E = Globalstar 63 Delta 2 r
    
    The latest elset...
    Gbstr 63 Del r   7.0  2.0  0.0  5.5 d   15       341 x 170 km
    1 26085U 00008E   00131.50340808  .01661562  00000-0  60526-3 0  2095
    2 26085  49.5328 241.4379 0128778 298.6783  60.1916 16.06730668 14090
    ...has it running 4.3 sec early against yesterday's prediction. My
    current prediction is for decay at May 15 09:34 +-1.5d.
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    #26114 = 00- 17 B = IMAGE Delta 2 r
    
    This was running all of 0.02 sec early at the epoch of the latest elset:
    IMAGE Del r      7.0  2.0  0.0  5.5 d  7.8       465 x 171 km
    1 26114U 00017B   00131.23591191  .02174121 -25404-6  11912-2 0  1086
    2 26114  91.2940 193.6278 0219905 358.3285   1.7051 15.84405487  6913
    My new prediction is for decay at May 16 17:35 +-1.7d. Still nothing
    from SpaceCom.
    
    
    Alan
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