Decay watch: 2000 Nov 27

From: Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Date: Mon Nov 27 2000 - 11:39:51 PST

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    Object: #25470 = 98- 51 D = Iridium 79
    
    Decay predictions:
    Source   Prediction made    Predicted decay at      Latitude Longitude
                   UTC                UTC                  deg      deg
    SpaceCom   Nov 27 08:23     Nov 29 07:20 +-1d        18.3 S    66.4 W
    SatEvo     Nov 27 19:35     Nov 29 04:14 +-8h         0.0      22.7 W
    
    Latest elset:
    Iridium 79 tum   4.0  1.8  0.0  6.0 d  6.0       231 x 218 km
    1 25470U 98051D   00332.67097216  .03572122 -14325-5  21713-2 0  8748
    2 25470  85.9753 290.2392 0010178 123.8685 236.4108 16.18159114124079
    
    SatEvo prediction: (see Decay Watch page)
    ..(ends)
    Iridium 79 tum   4.0  1.8  0.0  6.0 d  6.0       167 x 162 km
    1 25470U 98051D   00334.02466494  .24278336  42235+0  18695-2 0 98748
    2 25470  85.9674 289.3905 0004511 117.9757 242.0699 16.40524680124299
    Iridium 79 tum   4.0  1.8  0.0  6.0 d  6.0       157 x 153 km
    1 25470U 98051D   00334.08560370  .36396828  10670+1  13558-2 0 98744
    2 25470  85.9662 289.3513 0003783 117.7044 242.3340 16.44105944124308
    Iridium 79 tum   4.0  1.8  0.0  6.0 d  6.0       139 x 136 km
    1 25470U 98051D   00334.14636690  .91576986  82537+1  10145-2 0 98746
    2 25470  85.9643 289.3120 0002509 117.4320 242.5935 16.50723304124316
    
    Note: The latest elset has this 24 sec early against yesterday's
    prediction. A geomagnetic storm which began 24 hours ago is now
    subsiding but appears to have shifted the decay a little earlier.
    
    
    Alan
    -- 
    Alan Pickup / COSPAR 2707:  55d53m48.7s N   3d11m51.2s W      156m asl
    Edinburgh  / SatEvo & elsets:    http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/
    Scotland  / Decay Watch: http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/dkwatch/
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