Decay watch: 2000 Nov 5

From: Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Date: Sun Nov 05 2000 - 11:02:54 PST

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    My Decay Watch page has been updated with decay notices for...
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    Object: #25032 = 97- 67 C = GPS 2-28 r2 (PAM-D)
    
    Decay predictions:
    Source   Prediction made    Predicted decay at      Latitude Longitude
                   UTC                UTC                  deg      deg
    SpaceCom   Nov  5 08:47     Nov  9 09:10 +-3d        33.5 N    14.7 W
    SatEvo     Nov  5 18:50     Nov  9 15:09 +-1.3d
    
    Latest elset:
    GPS 2-28 r2                                      953 x 141 km
    1 25032U 97067C   00310.17872685  .07743703  15091-5  11149-2 0  3410
    2 25032  34.8237 126.0965 0586007  17.5601 321.5549 15.06576165 76606
    
    
    Note: This enters eclipse while southbound near 30 deg S at ~21:00
    local time. Eclipse exit occurs while northbound near the equator
    at ~05:00 local time.
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    Object: #25069 = 97- 75 C = JCSat-5 Ariane 44P rocket
    
    Decay predictions:
    Source   Prediction made    Predicted decay at      Latitude Longitude
                   UTC                UTC                  deg      deg
    SpaceCom   Nov  5 09:56     Nov  6 09:45 +-14h        3.2 N   132.6 W
    SatEvo     Nov  5 18:40     Nov  6 10:50 +-6h         3.1 N   129.9 E
    
    Latest elset:
    JCSat-5 Ariane 44P r                             825 x 119 km
    1 25069U 97075C   00310.61839955  .29652673 -29424-4  10300-2 0  4098
    2 25069   4.1460 296.9407 0514831  32.2367 330.4422 15.31362761 41740
    
    SatEvo prediction:
    ..(ends)
    JCSat-5 Ariane 44P r                             354 x 107 km
    1 25069U 97075C   00311.38209667 1.18727071  23796+1  12388-2 0 94096
    2 25069   4.1436 290.6825 0186718  44.7039 316.7863 16.16143723 41869
    JCSat-5 Ariane 44P r                             256 x 103 km
    1 25069U 97075C   00311.44337031 2.13646060  11924+2  14553-2 0 94091
    2 25069   4.1431 290.1372 0116051  45.7903 315.1575 16.34922094 41870
    
    Note: I show this decaying between Indonesia and the Philippines
    on the final SatEvo-predicted orbit.
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    Alan
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    Alan Pickup / COSPAR 2707:  55d53m48.7s N   3d11m51.2s W      156m asl
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