Decay watch: 2002 September 13

From: Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Date: Fri Sep 13 2002 - 14:58:46 EDT

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    Decay notices are now being posted for the Iridium 90 rocket. What 
    follows is from my Decay Watch page:
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    Object: #27377 = 02-  5 F = Iridium 90 Delta 2 rocket
    
    Decay predictions:
    Source   Prediction made    Predicted decay at      Latitude Longitude
                    UTC                UTC                  deg      deg
    SpaceCom   Sep 13 02:28     Sep 16 20:35 +-2d         4.4 N    4.6 W
    SatEvo     Sep 13 18:45     Sep 17 06:50 +-1.2d
    
    Latest elset:
    Irid 90 Del2 r   7.0  2.0  0.0  5.5 d   10       259 x 199 km
    1 27377U 02005F   02256.49764132  .01887976 -13940-5  10697-2 0  3015
    2 27377  84.3868 301.3145 0045660 247.6685 252.4735 16.16538176 33289
    
    SatEvo prediction: See Decay Watch page.
    
    Note: This enters eclipse while northbound near 66 deg S at ~19:30
    local time. Eclipse exit occurs northbound near 65 deg N at ~21:30
    local time.
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    Alan
    -- 
    Alan Pickup / COSPAR 2707:  55.8968N   3.1989W   +208m   (WGS84 datum)
    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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