Impending decay of Banxing 1

From: Robert Holdsworth (
Date: Thu Oct 29 2009 - 17:04:27 UTC

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    33392 Banxing 1 is due to decay in the next few hours.
    This is of particular interest at this location as its inclination is 42.4 
    We have two passes in the next few hours, the second one being overhead: 
    however the object is quite small, it will be daylight and it appears likely 
    weather will be poor and the passes are only just within the SpaceTrack 
    window for possible decay.
    At this stage expected altitude will be of the order of 165 km for so it 
    looks relatively unlikely for decay to occur during the passes in question. 
    Calsky also predicts a decay later than this, but I will of course be at the 
    ready just in case there is anything to see.
    There is a further pass at 2054 UTC,  and if decay should occur on that pass 
    (though probably still too early)  it would likely be too low elevation for 
    anything to be seen here owing to our hilly topography, but if there is 
    anything visible it might be seen from the Northern North Island of New 
    Robert Holdsworth
    New Zealand
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