Decay watch: Pegsat

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Thu, 12 Nov 1998 22:50:07 +0000

<Am I alone in receiving no SeeSat-L postings over the past 36 hours?>

The current OIG elset for Pegsat is:
Pegsat           3.0  1.1  0.0  7.4 d            200 x 195 km
1 20546U 90028A   98316.77365038  .02894987  69764-6  78641-3 0  5385
2 20546  94.0699 141.1861 0003695 191.9399 168.1866 16.28227552481821

This shows it running 17 seconds late against the predicted evolution I
posted yesterday.

I now predict decay for November 14.39 (~09:30 UTC +-8hr). My latest
SatEvo evolution runs:
Pegsat           3.0  1.1  0.0  7.4 d            195 x 191 km
1 20546U 90028A   98317.01936421  .03378478  70692-2  79994-3 0 95385
2 20546  94.0694 141.3424 0003403 190.8668 169.1257 16.29762210481862
Pegsat           3.0  1.1  0.0  7.4 d            184 x 181 km
1 20546U 90028A   98317.51003919  .04949078  16104-1  80063-3 0 95384
2 20546  94.0680 141.6555 0002729 188.7158 171.2794 16.33742911481945
Pegsat           3.0  1.1  0.0  7.4 d            162 x 160 km
1 20546U 90028A   98318.06017660  .11258443  85509-1  75456-3 0 95385
2 20546  94.0652 142.0092 0001675 186.2849 173.7130 16.41713721482032
Pegsat           3.0  1.1  0.0  7.4 d            148 x 146 km
1 20546U 90028A   98318.24277847  .20680667  33434+0  43793-3 0 95384
2 20546  94.0634 142.1277 0001126 185.4699 174.5288 16.47150571482063
Pegsat           3.0  1.1  0.0  7.4 d            139 x 138 km
1 20546U 90028A   98318.30348325  .30703391  79670+0  37891-3 0 95386
2 20546  94.0625 142.1673 0000870 185.1973 174.8018 16.50180123482075
Pegsat           3.0  1.1  0.0  7.4 d            125 x 124 km
1 20546U 90028A   98318.36404271  .72769388  88049+1  39428-3 0 95388
2 20546  94.0602 142.2070 0000495 184.9238 175.0757 16.55645788482088

Alan
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