RE: Decay watch: 2002 September 16

From: Matson, Robert (ROBERT.D.MATSON@saic.com)
Date: Mon Sep 16 2002 - 16:58:49 EDT

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    Hi Alan,
    
    Regarding the imminent Iridium 90 Delta 2 R/B decay, perhaps I'm
    doing something wrong but I get a decay around 22:00 on the 16th
    rather than the 17th: 
    
    Decay predictions:
    Source   Prediction made    Predicted decay at      Latitude Longitude
                    UTC                UTC                  deg      deg
    SpaceCom   Sep 16 16:58     Sep 16 22:27 +-3h        84.3 N   63.1 E
    SatEvo     Sep 15 20:00     Sep 17 01:06 +-10h       38.7 N   69.6 W
    SatEvo     Sep 16 20:30     Sep 17 22:09 +-70m       33.4 N   25.9 W
    
    I assume this is just a typo?  In other words, this rocket body is
    just an hour away from decaying rather than 25 hours... --Rob
    
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