RE: Decay watch: 2001 May 4

From: Matson, Robert (ROBERT.D.MATSON@saic.com)
Date: Fri May 04 2001 - 16:07:03 PDT

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    > Object: #25107 = 97- 82 D = Iridium 48 "tum"
    > Decay predictions:
    > Source   Prediction made    Predicted decay at      Latitude Longitude
    >                UTC                UTC                  deg      deg
    > SpaceCom   May  4 08:33     May  5 07:38 +-14h       21.7 N    14.9 W
    > SatEvo     May  4 22:05     May  5 04:51 +-4h        32.4 S    29.6 W
    
    I have an opportunity to view this just after sunset this
    evening -- a near zenith pass going through the pointer
    stars of the Big Dipper a little more than 2 hours prior
    to the 4:51 UT time given above (and actually within the
    decay window).  The predicted altitude is only 84 nautical
    miles.  Will report if observed.  --Rob
    
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