Decay Watch: 2002 October 26

From: Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Date: Sat Oct 26 2002 - 14:26:07 EDT

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    SpaceCom is posting decay notices for a large "debris" object from the 
    recent Integral launch. The following is taken from my decay Watch page:
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    Object: #27543 = 02- 48 D = Integral Proton debris
    
    Decay predictions:
    Source   Prediction made    Predicted decay at      Latitude Longitude
                    UTC                UTC                  deg      deg
    SpaceCom   Oct 26 16:27     Oct 29 16:59 +-2d        11.3 S   100.7 E
    SatEvo     Oct 26 18:10     Oct 29 17:11 +-1d
    
    Latest elset:
    Integral Proton deb D                            431 x 179 km
    1 27543U 02048D   02299.59842069  .04092889  11052-4  25407-2 0   398
    2 27543  51.5512  57.6213 0188269 116.6477 245.4567 15.89117632  1470
    
    SatEvo prediction: See Decay Watch page.
    
    Note: According to SpaceCom, this has an RCS (radar cross-section) of
    6.5 m^2, suggesting that it is a visible object. Eclipse entry occurs
    while northbound near 49 deg S in the evening. It is better placed
    after it leaves eclipse while northbound near 47 deg N latitude before 
    dawn.
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    Alan
    -- 
    Alan Pickup / COSPAR 2707:  55.8968N   3.1989W   +208m   (WGS84 datum)
    Edinburgh  / SatEvo & elsets:    http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/
    Scotland  / Decay Watch: http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/dkwatch/
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