Decays

Bjorn Gimle (bjorn.gimle@online.dextel.se)
13 Nov 1995 12:23:24 GMT

A very bright bluish object, with a smoky trail, was observed from
eastern Sweden (58N,20E) over the Baltic Sea, 951112 at about 2000 UT.
It was moving SE-NW, and exploded before reaching the horizon.

The Centaur rocket, 1985-25 B, #15631, decayed in tropical latitudes
during the weekend.

This Molniya has dropped in one month from its near-12 hr period, and 
may already have decayed. Check tonight's new OIG elsets ! If SGP4 
prediction from this elset is accurate, it will exit shadow at 46 N, 
at 4900 km today, around 0130 local time, and enter shadow at 42 S.
Molniya 1-48
1 12066U 80092A   95313.73361641  .18742943  44341-5  56217-3 0  3038
2 12066  62.3378  46.2176 3860775 267.6938  51.2708  8.04342726 18625

Thorad Agena piece,RCS 0.15 sq.m., will decay on or around Nov.14
1 04156U 69082Y   95313.92646600  .01568761  00000-0  63128-2 0  2725
2 04156  69.4206 329.9182 0005915 307.7236  52.3457 15.83431549347763
It is sunlit only below approximately 28 N in the evening, 
(20 N in the morning) but may burn up in the night sky further north.
(1830 and 0430 local time at 33N, 1915 and 0345 at 50 N,
 2015 and 0230 at 60N )

The Interball fragment (intr.mag. 6.0) should decay before Nov.30
1 23634U 95039C   95313.84946807  .00747053  79568-5  62007-3 0  1706
2 23634  62.7972 260.3787 0156411 124.3323 237.2732 15.92789312 15315
If this is correct, it will be visible evenings until decay, for
most of the northern hemisphere.

Cosmos 476 rocket will decay around Dec.14
1 05853U 72011B   95313.90788986  .00116620  40958-5  31208-3 0  9497
2 05853  81.1713 242.4763 0010546 130.8308 229.3854 15.94276533300552
At that time, it will enter shadow at northern apex, 80 N, 
and exit at 20 S.

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