Decay watch: 2000 Sep 4

From: Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Date: Mon Sep 04 2000 - 12:59:52 PDT

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    My Decay Watch page has updates for these current decayers...
    
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    #10362 = 77- 91 A = Cosmos 955
    
    Current decay estimates:
       SpaceCom: Sep  8 05:22 +-4d        28.1 N   165.3 E
       SatEvo:   Sep  7 19:39 +-18h
    
    Latest elset:
    Cosmos 955       5.0  1.5  0.0  5.4 v   24       223 x 213 km
    1 10362U 77091A   00248.59560665  .02195931 -93826-6  11079-2 0  5926
    2 10362  81.1764 232.6008 0007907 167.0161 193.1272 16.20627402261270
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    #23049 = 94- 21 G = Cosmos 2275 aux motor
    
    Final decay estimates:
       SpaceCom: Sep  3 19:41 +-28m       56.8 S    73.8 E
       SatEvo:   Sep  3 19:33 +-20m       42.9 S    53.4 E
    
    Final elset:
    C 2275 aux motor                                 318 x 82 km
    1 23049U 94021G   00247.77568883  .99999999  62320-5  84716-3 0  6254
    2 23049  63.7676 122.9004 0178853 226.2516 133.4754 16.27298060102606
    
    I estimate that this decayed soon after perigee on the final orbit,
    above, probably southbound over the S Indian Ocean.
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    #23941 = 96- 37 B = TOMS r
    
    Current decay estimates:
       SpaceCom: Sep  5 04:11 +-13h       35.4 N    36.6 E
       SatEvo:   Sep  5 04:00 +-8h         0.0      43.5 E
    
    Latest elset:
    TOMS r           3.0  0.0  0.0  6.0 d  2.3       190 x 167 km
    1 23941U 96037B   00248.61778938  .06360807  23949-5  81687-3 0   375
    2 23941  97.1695  87.3353 0017570 336.8690  23.1923 16.35352547228803
    
    I estimate that this will decay near a northbound equator crossing at
    the end of the final predicted orbit below. This puts it over Somalia in
    E Africa. Prediction:
    TOMS r           3.0  0.0  0.0  6.0 d  2.3       176 x 157 km
    1 23941U 96037B   00248.86222252  .11247914  96387-1  80657-3 0 90371
    2 23941  97.1680  87.6120 0014357 335.8469  24.0857 16.39774676228840
    2 23941  97.1669  87.7507 0012023 335.3342  24.6083 16.43097869228866
    TOMS r           3.0  0.0  0.0  6.0 d  2.3       158 x 144 km
    1 23941U 96037B   00249.04502687  .23661163  52167+0  56534-3 0 90377
    2 23941  97.1662  87.8202 0010381 335.0772  24.8727 16.45515724228876
    TOMS r           3.0  0.0  0.0  6.0 d  2.3       147 x 136 km
    1 23941U 96037B   00249.10578073  .42203451  18074+1  54803-3 0 90376
    2 23941  97.1651  87.8899 0007985 334.8196  25.1415 16.49273029228881
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    Alan
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    Alan Pickup / COSPAR 2707:  55d53m48.7s N   3d11m51.2s W      156m asl
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