Re: Foton Soyuz r decay update

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Wed, 29 Oct 1997 22:59:11 +0000

This decaying rocket continues to be well-behaved as it heads towards
decay which I now predict for about October 31.34 or perhaps a little
later. The perigee is over the N hemisphere.

The latest elset from OIG is:
Foton N11 Soyuz-U r                              223 x 174 km
1 25007U 97060B   97302.79436704  .03029909  86048-5  66375-3 0   676
2 25007  62.7792 159.1021 0036936 115.6065 244.9501 16.27826705  3225
which shows it running 2.2 seconds early with respect to yesterday's
"9053" SatEvo evolution, having been 1.4 seconds late on prediction 13
hours earlier.

Here are SatEvo elsets (evolution "9062") through to decay, though I'll
update in around 24 hours.
Foton N11 Soyuz-U r                              216 x 173 km
1 25007U 97060B   97303.03992904  .03515756  69440-2  68487-3 0 90627
2 25007  62.7853 158.0841 0032623 118.7768 241.5512 16.29453714  3261
Foton N11 Soyuz-U r                              208 x 170 km
1 25007U 97060B   97303.28525923  .04129058  10026-1  68734-3 0 90624
2 25007  62.7847 157.0765 0029411 118.8272 241.4684 16.31319816  3301
Foton N11 Soyuz-U r                              200 x 166 km
1 25007U 97060B   97303.53028253  .05065205  16266-1  69012-3 0 90622
2 25007  62.7839 156.0672 0025806 118.8778 241.3814 16.33554542  3340
Foton N11 Soyuz-U r                              190 x 161 km
1 25007U 97060B   97303.77492909  .06697697  30575-1  69318-3 0 90626
2 25007  62.7830 155.0558 0021616 118.9285 241.2883 16.36389632  3380
Foton N11 Soyuz-U r                              176 x 154 km
1 25007U 97060B   97304.01907389  .10362093  83075-1  59854-3 0 90628
2 25007  62.7817 154.0416 0016400 118.9794 241.1851 16.40410183  3427
Foton N11 Soyuz-U r                              149 x 138 km
1 25007U 97060B   97304.26240513  .29362718  89458+0  42402-3 0 90628
2 25007  62.7793 153.0229 0008442 119.0307 241.0539 16.48320829  3461
Foton N11 Soyuz-U r                              133 x 127 km
1 25007U 97060B   97304.32298081  .75585728  75010+1  48729-3 0 90625
2 25007  62.7778 152.7667 0004683 119.0436 241.0033 16.53688327  3478

Alan
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