Re: Decay watch: Iridium 19 Delta 2 rocket

Jason Hatton (jason.hatton@etss.u-strasbg.fr)
Sat, 18 Apr 1998 16:24:41 +0000

Alan Pickup wrote:

> Also, don't forget:
> DBS2 Centaur r   5.9  2.4  0.0  5.6 d            1233 x 133 km
> 1 23193U 94047B   98107.98441675  .08387199 -60641-5  85033-3 0  2635
> 2 23193  26.8146 275.2240 0778730  59.6066 307.2202 14.63110831 69642
> Which both SatEvo and NASA predict will decay on April 23.

This is an Atlas Centaur II rocket which was flashing nicely (smooth
maximas, sharp minima's) with a period of 6.6s when I observed it two
weeks ago (31 Mar '98). I wonder how it's flash period will change as it
decays?

Best wishes & clear skies! (still very cloudy here in Strasbourg...)
 

Jason P Hatton
INSERM U311
ETS Strasbourg
67065 Strasbourg Cedex
France


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