Re: Soon decaying

From: Björn Gimle via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2017 20:01:12 +0200
Obviously oct.17 !

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Björn Gimle, COSPAR 5919
59.2617 N, 18.6169 E, 51 m
Satellite observation formats described:
http://www.satobs.org/position/IODformat.html
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2017-09-30 20:00 GMT+02:00 Björn Gimle <bjorn.gimle_at_gmail.com>:

> The unusual Molniya 1-44 #11474 is nearing its decay, currently predicted
> at https://www.calsky.com/observer/satdecay.cgi?file=38267.png&lang=en
> for Sep.17
>
> It has for a long time had its perigee in the northern hemisphere due to
> its 61 degree inclination (not 63.4 as the stable orbits). It is now
> nearing the northern apex, which is now quite deep in the morning twilight,
> so I should be able to see it in a few days, if weather cooperates.
>
> I can't track it longer than about a week before this date, but futher
> east it could be visible until decay. Since eccentricity is now close to
> 0.05, observers there also have a good chance to witness the decay.
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> Björn Gimle, COSPAR 5919
> 59.2617 N, 18.6169 E, 51 m
> Satellite observation formats described:
> http://www.satobs.org/position/IODformat.html
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>
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