Raduga 33 decay: USSTRATCOM final report

From: Ted Molczan (molczan@rogers.com)
Date: Thu May 06 2004 - 09:37:52 EDT

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    USSTRATCOM estimates that decay took place on 2004 May 06 at 06:24 UTC +/- 7
    min, at 25 N, 49 W.
    
    I observed it in the early stages of decay, and it appeared to be intact when
    last seen, about 06:17:40 UTC, 10 deg above my S.E. horizon, when it was near
    40.9 N, 75.5 W.
    
    Ted Molczan
    
    
                           Query time: 2004/05/06 14:30:23                        
                          Object Order: Predicted Decay Date                      
                        Notice Order: Notice preparation time                     
                           TLE Order: Catalog number-epoch                        
                               Number of Satellites: 1                            
    
    Decay: Decay Time          N Lat  E Long       RCS
    CatNo Intl. Desig. Source Common Name                          Prepared
    ----- ------------ ------ ------------------------- -------------------
    
    Decay: 2004/05/06 06:24:00   25.0  311.0   10.3816
    23794 1996-010A    CIS    RADUGA 33                 2004/05/06 06:53:00
    
    
    PREPARATION DATE TIME:  060653ZMAY04
    1.  23794/1996-010A   /RADUGA 33               /PAYLOAD    / CIS
    2.  19 FEB 1996
    3.  REV   7235/DESCENDING/06 MAY 0624Z
    4.  25.0 DEG N   311.0 DEG E
    5.  DECAY WINDOW IS PLUS OR MINUS    07 MINUTES.
    6.  INCLINATION  047.7 DEGREES.
    7.  FINAL REPORT.
    
    
    RADUGA 33
    1 23794U 96010A   04127.24315041  .99999999  10114-4  16890-2 0  5248
    2 23794  47.7219 115.0972 0254754 104.1021 262.1091 16.07761461 72355
    
    
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