SatEvo decay list #41

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Sun, 2 Nov 1997 18:31:37 +0000

SatEvo decay list #41  (issued 1997 November 2)

Here is my next batch of SatEvo decay analyses and predictions. 
The "Actual?" decay dates are my estimates based on the final 
available elements. Pegasus debris are included if I predict their 
decay by December 15; other objects are included to January 15. 

This and other recent decay lists are available on the WWW via 
my SatEvo page at
               http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/
In addition you can find current elements (auto-updated every three 
hours or so) for all the still-to-decay objects below, together with
other objects of interest, including Mir, all of the Iridiums and 
recently launched/catalogued objects. At the time of posting, the 
computer responsible for auto-updating these files has (temporarily)
lost its Internet connection. I trust this will be remedied within 
a day or so; meantime I am updating them manually on a less frequent 
basis.


   #    Designation    Name                   ------- Decay -------
                                              Predicted   Actual?

 21274   75- 52 K   Delta 1 deb                     October 14
 24908   97- 43 F   Iridium Delta 2 r               October 15.73 Note 3
 24690   94- 29 AAY STEP-2 Pegasus deb              October 16
 24335   94- 29 NL  STEP-2 Pegasus deb              October 17
 24607   94- 29 ZK  STEP-2 Pegasus deb              October 17
 24571   94- 29 XX  STEP-2 Pegasus deb              October 18
 21863   92-  5 H   SL-12 r (aux motor)             October 19.81
 24684   94- 29 AAS STEP-2 Pegasus deb              October 19
 23551   83- 75 BE  Cosmos 1484 deb                 October 21
 24577   94- 29 YD  STEP-2 Pegasus deb              October 22
 24622   94- 29 AAA STEP-2 Pegasus deb              October 23
 24446   94- 29 TC  STEP-2 Pegasus deb              October 24
 24244   94- 29 LT  STEP-2 Pegasus deb              October 25
 24057   94- 29 DE  STEP-2 Pegasus deb              October 26
 24844   94- 29 ABZ STEP-2 Pegasus deb              October 26
 24336   94- 29 NM  STEP-2 Pegasus deb              October 28
 25022   87- 79 L   C 1883 SL-12 deb                October 28
 20489   63- 14 FC  Westford Needles deb            October 29
 24573   94- 29 XZ  STEP-2 Pegasus deb              October 29
 25007   97- 60 B   Foton N11 Soyuz r               October 31.46
 25012   87- 79 K   C 1883 SL-12 deb                October 31.60
 23991   94- 29 AM  STEP-2 Pegasus deb    November  3
 24898   97- 34 J   Iridium deb           November  4.0
 24346   94- 29 NX  STEP-2 Pegasus deb    November  4
 24382   94- 29 QK  STEP-2 Pegasus deb    November  4
 24401   94- 29 RE  STEP-2 Pegasus deb    November  4
 24557   94- 29 XH  STEP-2 Pegasus deb    November  4
 23897   86- 17 KQ  Mir debris            November  4.8
 25016   97- 60 D   Foton N11 deb         November  5
 23748   95- 71 A   Cosmos 2326           November  8
 23929   86- 17 LR  Mir debris            November  8
 24002   94- 29 AX  STEP-2 Pegasus deb    November  9
 24630   94- 29 AAJ STEP-2 Pegasus deb    November 10
 24543   94- 29 WT  STEP-2 Pegasus deb    November 11
 22748   89- 89 H   COBE deb              November 12  Note 1
 23691   86- 17 JN  Mir debris            November 12
 24383   94- 29 QL  STEP-2 Pegasus deb    November 12
 24999   94- 29 ADG STEP-2 Pegasus deb    November 13
 24338   94- 29 NP  STEP-2 Pegasus deb    November 14
 24185   94- 29 JL  STEP-2 Pegasus deb    November 15
 25015   97- 60 C   Foton N11 deb         November 15
 24418   94- 29 VS  STEP-2 Pegasus deb    November 17
 24537   94- 29 WM  STEP-2 Pegasus deb    November 17
 24697   94- 29 ABF STEP-2 Pegasus deb    November 17
 23902   86- 17 KV  Mir debris            November 18
 24397   94- 29 RA  STEP-2 Pegasus deb    November 19
 24066   94- 29 DP  STEP-2 Pegasus deb    November 23
 24486   94- 29 UK  STEP-2 Pegasus deb    November 23
 24499   94- 29 UY  STEP-2 Pegasus deb    November 23
 24527   94- 29 WB  STEP-2 Pegasus deb    November 23
 24943   89- 17 MD  Mir debris            November 23
 24039   94- 29 CL  STEP-2 Pegasus deb    November 24
 24975   94- 29 ACH STEP-2 Pegasus deb    November 24
 24749   97- 11 B   Tempo-1 Atlas 2A r    November 25
 23922   89- 17 LJ  Mir debris            November 27
 24560   94- 29 XL  STEP-2 Pegasus deb    November 27
 24668   96- 68 B   Mars Pathfinder r     November 27
 24344   94- 29 NV  STEP-2 Pegasus deb    November 28
 23985   94- 29 AF  STEP-2 Pegasus deb    November 30
 24167   94- 29 HS  STEP-2 Pegasus deb    November 30
 24588   94- 29 YQ  STEP-2 Pegasus deb    November 30
 24120   94- 29 FT  STEP-2 Pegasus deb    December  1
 23921   89- 17 LH  Mir debris            December  2
 24494   94- 29 UT  STEP-2 Pegasus deb    December  2
 23892   89- 17 KL  Mir debris            December  3
 24692   94- 29 ABA STEP-2 Pegasus deb    December  4
 24403   94- 29 RG  STEP-2 Pegasus deb    December  8
 23703   89- 17 JU  Mir debris            December 10
 23899   89- 17 KS  Mir debris            December 11
 22820   89- 89 AN  COBE deb              December 14
 24553   94- 29 XD  STEP-2 Pegasus deb    December 15
 23693   89- 17 JQ  Mir debris            December 22
 24952   89- 17 ME  Mir debris            December 22
 22848   92- 38 D   Scout G-1 deb         December 31
 24877   97- 35 B   GPS SVN43 r           December 31
 18738   87- 20 R   Cosmos 1823 deb        January  3
 21862   92-  5 G   SL-12 r (aux motor)    January  4   
 17189   86- 19 AT  Ariane 1 deb           January  5
 24750   91-  3 J   Ariane 44L deb         January  6
 23785   96-  8 B   NEAR r                 January  9
  8997   75-  4 CF  Delta 1 deb            January 14

Notes

1. No recent elsets.

2. A correction to my previous list: a late elset proves that 
#24908 = 97- 43 F (Iridium Delta 2 r) survived into its next orbit.

Alan
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