Decay Forecast Delta 2 RB

From: Harro Zimmer (Harro.Zimmer@t-online.de)
Date: Thu May 27 2004 - 07:56:00 EDT

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    Report time: 11:15 UTC
    
    2004-014B (# 28231) Delta 2 RB
    
    SCC'S 06 HOURS BEFORE DECAY message - prepared May 27, 10:20 UTC - predicts
    the decay on:
    27 May, 15:02 UTC +/- 03 hours (05.5N, 254.3E) descending over the Pacific.
    
    MPM+REENTRY delivers with the ELSETs 04148.291... + 04148.352... (SXF 100, ap 009)
    the decay on:
    27 May, 15:03 UTC +/- 22 minutes  (03.55N, 253.91E) also southbound over the
    Pacific after crossing the USA.
    
    During the second half of May 26 (UTC) we saw a very sharp change (about 50%) of
    the ballistic coefficient and in consequence a large slip of the decay.
    
    Harro
    
    Harro.Zimmer@t-online.de
    Berlin, Germany
    
    
    
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