Re: Any Decayed objects match these three sightings

From: Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Date: Tue May 11 2004 - 15:18:05 EDT

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    I do not think that the three reports via Larry Wood, and the two later
    ones via Allen Thomson, match any known decaying satellite.
    
    My current list of May's decayed objects, just updated on my Decay Watch
    page, is:
    
       #    Designation    Name               Estimated actual decay times
                                                My estimate   SCC report
                                                  2004        2004
    
     25111   97- 83 B   Intelsat 804 Ariane r     May  3.64   May  3.65
      4825   70- 89 V   Cosmos 374 deb            May  3.7    May  6
     26914   85- 56 N   Giotto Ariane 1 deb       May  4.2    May  4
     23794   96- 10 A   Raduga 33                 May  6.26   May  6.27
       898   64- 49 E   Cosmos 41 r2              May  7.25   May  7.26
     11630   79- 99 B   Cosmos 1145 r             May  7.48   May  7.51
     16564   79- 17 GX  Solwind deb               May  8.8    May  9
     27234   01- 49 GE  TES PSLV deb              May 10      May  7
     27083   01- 49 AB  TES PSLV deb              May 11.0
    
    I have only #27234 as a decayer on the 10th, though the final elsets for
    this have an epoch on the 5th and SCC lists it as decaying on the 7th.
    In any case, at the time of the sightings the position of its orbital
    plane would have made it invisible from Alberta.
    
    Note also that the re-entry of Raduga 33 _was_ observed.
    
    Alan
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