decay altitude

From: Bill Mitchell (escape@velocity.net)
Date: Tue Oct 30 2001 - 09:46:58 EST

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    Can someone please tell me at what altitude an orbiting satellite would
    likely begin decaying?
    I do understand there are many variables involved, but generally speaking
    how high?
    Yesterday I noticed a pass prediction at heavens-above.com for Cosmos 955
    Rocket 10363 (1977-091-B) had an orbit of 277 x 287 km.  Are his days
    numbered?
    
    Thanks,
    Bill
    PS. Clouds moved in before the pass :-(
    
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