Decay watch: Oct 19

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Tue, 19 Oct 1999 14:36:20 +0100

SpaceCom has issued its first decay warning for #25917, the Foton 12
debris E object, and one for #25550 = SAC A, a small satellite that was
released from payload bay of STS-88 last December 14.

I now predict the decay of #25197 for October 22 19:47 UTC +-21h.
SpaceCom goes for October 23 03:56 +-3d.

For #25550, I have decay at October 25 03:36 +-1.5d while SpaceCom has
October 26 04:34 +-4d. This enters the Earth's shadow while northbound
near 44 deg N at ~19h local time. Eclipse exit occurs southbound near 18
deg S at ~04:30 local time.

As usual, there are further details and predicted elsets on my Decay
watch page at
      http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/dkwatch/

Alan
-- 
 Alan Pickup | COSPAR 2707:  55d53m48.7s N  3d11m51.2s W   156m asl
 Edinburgh   | Tel: +44 (0)131 477 9144     Fax: +44 (0)870 0520750
 Scotland    | SatEvo page:   http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/

-----------------------------------------------------------------
Unsubscribe from SeeSat-L by sending a message with 'unsubscribe'
in the SUBJECT to SeeSat-L-request@lists.satellite.eu.org
http://www2.satellite.eu.org/seesat/seesatindex.html