Decaying Resurs-F1M Soyuz-U rocket

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Thu, 20 Nov 1997 07:51:12 +0000

The Soyuz-U rocket which launched Resurs-F1M two days ago will decay
within the next 24 hours. My current analysis using SatEvo suggests re-
entry at about November 21.08 (~02:00 UTC =/-3 hours).

The latest elset from OIG reads:
Resurs-F1M Soyuz-U r                             194 x 163 km
1 25060U 97072B   97324.18076346  .04585718 -12408-5  56677-3 0   150
2 25060  82.3267 250.7391 0023198  84.4672 275.9273 16.35273172   286
 
My evolution to decay:
Resurs-F1M Soyuz-U r                             189 x 161 km
1 25060U 97072B   97324.30307795  .05406696  19409-1  58947-3 0 90106
2 25060  82.3293 250.5853 0021263  86.6167 273.6265 16.36570846   308
Resurs-F1M Soyuz-U r                             178 x 155 km
1 25060U 97072B   97324.54743794  .07442688  39935-1  48643-3 0 90106
2 25060  82.3282 250.2892 0017613  85.6065 274.5947 16.39652494   340
Resurs-F1M Soyuz-U r                             163 x 146 km
1 25060U 97072B   97324.79124382  .11911123  10389+0  34428-3 0 90105
2 25060  82.3266 249.9922 0012985  84.5933 275.5549 16.44184906   387
Resurs-F1M Soyuz-U r                             152 x 139 km
1 25060U 97072B   97324.91284320  .18042192  26505+0  29421-3 0 90100
2 25060  82.3255 249.8431 0009900  84.0850 276.0278 16.47708939   404
Resurs-F1M Soyuz-U r                             144 x 133 km
1 25060U 97072B   97324.97352791  .25376068  56710+0  28046-3 0 90107
2 25060  82.3247 249.7684 0007922  83.8302 276.2600 16.50285928   419
Resurs-F1M Soyuz-U r                             131 x 124 km
1 25060U 97072B   97325.03409385  .47628099  22267+1  29672-3 0 90102
2 25060  82.3235 249.6935 0005252  83.5748 276.4850 16.54391218   423

I hope to post an update this (UK) evening.

Alan
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