Re: Shenzhou 5 OM

From: Edward S Light (edlight@juno.com)
Date: Fri May 28 2004 - 22:12:37 EDT

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    Robert,
    
    The elset I used was:
    SZ-5 MODULE
    1 28049U 03045G   04149.89322093  .03187375  86322-5  67604-3 0  7511
    2 28049  42.4090  70.9216 0010526 212.2909 147.7287 16.29647744 35899
    
    My statement as to it decaying "within about a day" was based on running
    Alan Pickup's SATEVO program which estimated its decay as 04151.37
    (i.e. 2004 May 30.37).  
    
    I've seen it several times earlier in its mission but I'm always
    excited at seeing satellites moving really fast!
    
    Clear and dark skies!
    
    Ed Light
    Lakewood, NJ, USA
    N 40.1075, W 074.2312, +24 m
    
    On Sat, 29 May 2004 13:45:29 +1200 "Robert Holdsworth"
    <robbonz1@xtra.co.nz> wrote (among other things):
    > 
    > What elset did you use for prediction of the pass?
    > 
    > Most predictions seem to indicate it will decay later than that, but if
    it
    > is as early as you suggest, it could well happen near here. Even if it
    > doesn't I may get a sighting tomorrow morning our time and should be an
    > interesting one!
    > 
    > Robert.
    
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