Cosmos 955 decayed

From: Harro.Zimmer (Harro.Zimmer@t-online.de)
Date: Fri Sep 08 2000 - 06:54:20 PDT

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    Report time 13:00 UTC
    
    1977-091A (#10362) Cosmos 955
    
    My preceding prediction was not too bad. SpaceCom was also surprised that I was
    about the behaviour of the massive satellite ( 2500 kg) during the last 4 orbits
    and skipped the 6 and 2 HOURS BEFORE DECAY messages.
    SpaceCom's FINAL REPORT - prepared Sept 7, 19:59 UTC, but released a couple of
    hours later - shows the decay on
                       7 September, 19.07 UTC +/- 51 minutes (38.7N, 322.5E)
    on a northbound pass over the Atlantic.
    There is a final ELSET - 00251.737... -  and with a Kalman filtering beginning
    with ELSET 00251.483...  MPM and REENTRY delivers the decay on
                       7 September, 19:15 UTC +/- 19 minutes (70.37N, 338.95E)
    on the same pass east of Greenland.
    
    Harro
    Harro.Zimmer@t-online.de
    
    Brlin, Germany
    
    
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