Re: Molniya platform decay

Tristan Cools (tcools@nic.INbe.net)
Mon, 2 Sep 1996 20:49:18 +0200 (MET DST)

>Object #24275 = 96- 45 C (presumably the platform used in the launch of
>Molniya 1-89) is close to decay.
>
>The latest OIG elset is:
>Molniya platform                                 267 x 162
>1 24275U 96045C   96243.51646945  .03790831  83837-5  77699-3 0   401
>2 24275  62.8035 188.0149 0079811 125.3312 235.5394 16.21950734  2494


Has anyone observed this or any other Molniya platforms ?  Is it faint or
bright ?  I have tried to observe this one a while back but missed it.  Does
anyone have more info(mass, dimension etc...)

Greetings,
Tristan Cools
tcools@nic.INbe.net
51.13N  3.16E