RE: Decay watch: #25486 = Molniya rocket

Matson, Robert (ROBERT.D.MATSON@cpmx.saic.com)
Tue, 13 Oct 1998 12:18:30 -0700

Hi All,

Using Alan's latest SATEVO propagation for the Molniya rocket,
I show that the west coast has a chance to see this reentry
right around sunset Tuesday evening, October 13th at about
6:11pm PDT (assuming it survives this long).  The track will be
high in the northwest moving left to right as seen from the San
Francisco Bay area and Sacramento.  It will be very low in the
northwest as seen from Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Barstow,
Bakersfield and so forth.  From Portland, Oregon, it will be low
in the east-southeast, passing just above Jupiter at 6:13pm PDT
moving right to left.  Alan's last two sets:

> Moln 1T? Moln r1                                 146 x 131 km
> 1 25486U 98054B   98286.98165514  .44282740  16393+1  44393-3 0 90767
> 2 25486  62.7947 253.6027 0011662 142.7995 217.2812 16.50237521  2412
> Moln 1T? Moln r1                                 105 x 103 km
> 1 25486U 98054B   98287.04208434 4.16969255  50000+2  78228-3 0 90768
> 2 25486  62.7935 253.3459 0001707 142.8122 217.1994 16.63593429  2424
>