Decay watch: 2000 Oct 3

From: Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Date: Tue Oct 03 2000 - 12:31:38 PDT

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    Another geomagnetic storm today.
    
    My Decay Watch page has updates regarding...
    
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    Object: #25129 = 97- 86 D = Asiasat 3 Proton r2
    
    Decay predictions:
    Source   Prediction made    Predicted decay at      Latitude Longitude
                   UTC                UTC                  deg      deg
    SpaceCom   Oct  1 06:15     Oct  5 00:26 +-2d        49.3 S    31.6 E
    SatEvo     Oct  3 19:25     Oct  6 13:35 +-1d
    
    Latest elset:
    Asiasat 3 r                                      4707 x 64 km
    1 25129U 97086D   00277.61108507  .47507850  00000-0  27155-3 0   511
    2 25129  50.7954 128.3208 2648552 254.0684  75.5189 10.58216396 26976
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    Object: #26555 = 00- 59 B = GE-1A Proton rocket
    
    Decay predictions:
    Source   Prediction made    Predicted decay at      Latitude Longitude
                   UTC                UTC                  deg      deg
    SpaceCom   Oct  2 06:32     Oct  3 13:08 +-19h       39.4 S    91.8 E
    SatEvo     Oct  3 17:10     Oct  3 07:22 +-30m       19.0 S   164.6 W
    
    Final elset:
    GE-1A Proton r                                   136 x 109 km
    1 26555U 00059B   00277.25072780  .67911483  00000-0  25494-3 0   115
    2 26555  51.5995 342.7417 0021204 286.0901  73.8534 16.56371443   260
    
    Note: This decayed much more quickly than I anticipated - too much so to
    be explained by today's geomagnetic storm. I suspect that decay came on
    the northbound leg towards an equator crossing over the Pacific near the
    end of the above orbit. The SpaceCom warning has not been updated, at
    least on OIG's WWW server.
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    Alan
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    Alan Pickup / COSPAR 2707:  55d53m48.7s N   3d11m51.2s W      156m asl
    Edinburgh  / SatEvo & elsets:    http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/
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