PSLV decayed !!

Harro.Zimmer (
Thu, 4 Nov 1999 14:24:11 +0100

Report time 12:45 UTC

1997-057B (#24972) PSLV RB

In its FINAL REPORT - prepared 10:33 UTC - SpaceCom shows the decay at
                      4 November, 09:27 UTC +/- 07 minutes (11.0N, 150.3E)
This is an excellent confirmation of my preceding prediction.
With the last released ELSET - 99308.305...  I have rectified my analysis. The
time is unchanged     4 November, 09:27 UTC +/- 11 minutes (09.90N, 152.5E)
The RB decayed on a southbound pass over the Pacific (Micronesia Islands).

The different "impact" coordinates are explained with SpaceCom's more 
sophisticated program for the reentry, especially  with the input of the actual 
atmospheric conditions. My special program for the reentry trajectory needs 
manual adjustments for some parameters.

Berlin, Germany


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