Decay watch: #25486 = Molniya rocket

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Sun, 11 Oct 1998 18:41:29 +0100

OIG has been down for the past day, so the only update on this decaying
rocket comes from Ron Lee's observation at 00:50 UTC today. He observed
it about 4 seconds late on the evolution I posted yesterday. I have
factored this into a new prediction for decay at October 13.8 +-0.6 day.

My updated evolution:
Moln 1T? Moln r1                                 249 x 179 km
1 25486U 98054B   98285.01895593  .03158054  44274-2  99212-3 0 90561
2 25486  62.8069 261.6445 0052859 135.0614 225.3676 16.22034903  2097
Moln 1T? Moln r1                                 234 x 175 km
1 25486U 98054B   98285.51162580  .04035189  79463-2  10033-2 0 90564
2 25486  62.8058 259.6416 0045012 135.1584 225.2062 16.25536516  2177
Moln 1T? Moln r1                                 215 x 169 km
1 25486U 98054B   98286.00307000  .05883640  19620-1  10205-2 0 90560
2 25486  62.8042 257.6321 0035495 135.2559 225.0310 16.30272039  2256

Alan
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