Decay watch: Iridium 43 rocket

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Sat, 25 Apr 1998 14:57:27 +0100

The Iridium 43 Delta 2 was running 21 seconds early against the
predictions I posted yesterday at the time of the latest elset from OIG:
Iridm 43 Delta r 5.9  2.4  0.0  5.6 d            177 x 155 km
1 25044U 97069F   98115.37689545  .10418558 -14211-5  64908-3 0  2740
2 25044  83.5205 340.8058 0016829  76.2021 284.1173 16.39982976 26163

I now predict decay for about April 25.69 (~16:40 UTC -2h+3h).
Predicted elsets:
Iridm 43 Delta r 5.9  2.4  0.0  5.6 d            163 x 146 km
1 25044U 97069F   98115.49874594  .19601362  29254+0  56570-3 0 92740
2 25044  83.5192 340.6802 0012942  75.6813 284.4624 16.44203687 26184
Iridm 43 Delta r 5.9  2.4  0.0  5.6 d            154 x 141 km
1 25044U 97069F   98115.55955643  .27103264  61997+0  49590-3 0 92743
2 25044  83.5183 340.6173 0010474  75.4201 284.6960 16.46986967 26199
Iridm 43 Delta r 5.9  2.4  0.0  5.6 d            141 x 131 km
1 25044U 97069F   98115.62023996  .48097038  23584+1  46205-3 0 92743
2 25044  83.5169 340.5541 0007213  75.1582 284.9216 16.51269446 26208

Alan
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