Decay watch: 2000 Sep 30

From: Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Date: Fri Sep 29 2000 - 23:51:20 PDT

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    SpaceCom has posted decay warnings for the Soyuz-U rocket from
    yesterday's launch of Cosmos 2373. The latest elset for the latter is...
    Cosmos 2373                                      267 x 194 km
    1 26552U 00058A   00274.13376096  .00306361  39184-5  16184-3 0    62
    2 26552  70.3488 191.9535 0055652  70.4846 290.2373 16.15984054   129
    
    I have just updated my Decay watch page as follows...
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    Object: #26553 = 00- 58 B = Cosmos 2373 Soyuz-U rocket
    
    Notice prepared: 2000 Sep 30 06:45 UTC
    
    Decay predictions:
    Source   Prediction made    Predicted decay at      Latitude Longitude
                   UTC                UTC                  deg      deg
    
    SpaceCom   Sep 29 17:05     Oct  3 06:37 +-2d        59.3 N   108.9 E
    SpaceCom   Sep 29 23:43     Oct  2 20:44 +-2d         7.5 N    39.2 E
    
    SatEvo     Sep 30 06:45     Oct  3 02:05 +-1d
    
    Latest elset:
    Cosmos 2373 Soyuz r                              250 x 189 km
    1 26553U 00058B   00274.19449807  .03028991  39912-5  12497-2 0    75
    2 26553  70.3617 191.8071 0046265  66.4638 294.1316 16.20069461   135
    
    SatEvo prediction:
    Cosmos 2373 Soyuz r                              249 x 189 km
    1 26553U 00058B   00274.25622193  .02491718  23122-2  10114-2 0 90079
    2 26553  70.3616 191.6236 0045888  66.3449 294.1360 16.20292360   140
    Cosmos 2373 Soyuz r                              245 x 186 km
    1 26553U 00058B   00274.50307352  .02671243  25504-2  98661-3 0 90077
    2 26553  70.3612 190.8886 0044329  65.8690 294.5940 16.21566315   186
    Cosmos 2373 Soyuz r                              239 x 183 km
    1 26553U 00058B   00274.81135403  .02922143  28676-2  94618-3 0 90076
    2 26553  70.3606 189.9688 0042276  65.2735 295.1659 16.23289149   230
    Cosmos 2373 Soyuz r                              233 x 180 km
    1 26553U 00058B   00275.05773352  .03157258  35306-2  90835-3 0 90077
    2 26553  70.3600 189.2319 0040542  64.7965 295.6232 16.24785009   274
    Cosmos 2373 Soyuz r                              228 x 177 km
    1 26553U 00058B   00275.30387673  .03470101  48124-2  87418-3 0 90072
    2 26553  70.3595 188.4941 0038693  64.3189 296.0803 16.26412336   313
    Cosmos 2373 Soyuz r                              222 x 173 km
    1 26553U 00058B   00275.54976096  .03877822  63232-2  83882-3 0 90070
    2 26553  70.3589 187.7552 0036668  63.8406 296.5360 16.28214584   356
    Cosmos 2373 Soyuz r                              215 x 169 km
    1 26553U 00058B   00275.79535646  .04423770  87431-2  80012-3 0 90078
    2 26553  70.3581 187.0152 0034414  63.3617 296.9904 16.30246322   393
    
    Note: This is not well placed for observation before it decays. Eclipse
    entry occurs southbound in the evening at ~20:00 local time near 
    68 deg N, followed by eclipse exit, still southbound, near 63 deg S 
    at ~03:00 local time.
    _____________________________________________________________________
    
    
    Alan
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    Alan Pickup / COSPAR 2707:  55d53m48.7s N   3d11m51.2s W      156m asl
    Edinburgh  / SatEvo & elsets:    http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/
    Scotland  / Decay Watch: http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/dkwatch/
    
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