Decay watch: September 18

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Sat, 18 Sep 1999 11:20:31 +0100

The GPS2-23 Delta rocket, #22878, decayed pretty much as expected
earlier today. I estimate that it re-entered at 01:43 UTC +-1h near a
northbound equator crossing as it passed over north-western S America,
on a track from N Peru to E Venezuela. SpaceCom place the decay point a
little further along over the mid-Atlantic 13 minutes later.
My predicted elset for the last-but-one equator crossing:
GPS2-23 Delta r  5.9  2.4  0.0  5.0 v 12.6       134 x 129 km
1 22878U 93068B   99261.01124234  .70757704  68821+1  48094-3 0 91156
2 22878  35.0625 311.3136 0004445 236.0200 123.9378 16.52997458331217

More details on my Decay watch page:

      http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/dkwatch/

Alan
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