Proton Rocket Body and MSTI 2 Decay

Harro.Zimmer (
Fri, 27 Nov 1998 18:27:49 +0100

Proton R/B (SSC 25545) cames down this morning (UTC). NASA posts the decay 
message on its boards around 1O;30 UTC. A "post mortem" analysis based on the MPM 
program suggests that the object decayed a little bit earlier as I predicted 
yesterday at
                           Nov 27, 07:13 UTC +/- 10 min

near the ascending node (07:05 UTC,  -42.55)

MSTI 2 is now well on track again. The decay time stands very consistent at
                           Nov 28, 20:03 UTC  +/- 2 hours


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