Decay watch: 2000 Oct 30

From: Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Date: Mon Oct 30 2000 - 13:52:57 PST

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    Object: #23501 = 95-  8 A = Cosmos 2306
    
    Final decay analyses:
    Source   Prediction made    Predicted decay at      Latitude Longitude
                   UTC                UTC                  deg      deg
    SpaceCom   Oct 30 19:19     Oct 30 12:08 +-1h        44.2 S   154.2 W
    SatEvo     Oct 30 19:20     Oct 30 11:14 -30+60m     22.0 N    22.8 E
    
    Final elset:
    Cosmos 2306      2.0  0.0  0.0  6.8 d   10       145 x 138 km
    1 23501U 95008A   00304.40349497  .19186775  72081-5  24873-3 0  5518
    2 23501  65.8086 220.2875 0005816 268.7476  91.4307 16.49236581317327
    
    Note: This survived for longer than I was predicting just a few
    hours before decay, and even longer if you accept SpaceCom's estimate. 
    I show it decaying northbound over NE Africa near the Libya/Egypt 
    border soon after the end of the orbit described by the above elset.
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    Alan
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    Alan Pickup / COSPAR 2707:  55d53m48.7s N   3d11m51.2s W      156m asl
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