Decay of Cosmos 2342 SL-6 r (#24801 = 97- 22 B)

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Sun, 3 Aug 1997 15:36:56 +0100

This rocket is heading for decay on August 8, according to my current
analysis. 

There are visible transits for many northern latitudes in the coming few
days when it should be an easy naked eye object - Russell Eberst saw it
steady at mag 3.3 yesterday morning. The perigee, currently 193 km and
falling, is over the N hemisphere.

The latest elset from OIG is:
C 2342 SL-6 r1   5.0  0.0  0.0  5.5 d            251 x 194 km
1 24801U 97022B   97215.27566419  .01261188  84655-5  58215-3 0  1647
2 24801  62.7636 237.2464 0043326 118.2018 242.3609 16.18865027 12894

Updated elsets are available via my SatEvo WWW page (URL below) in files
dklist.tle and select.tle, both updated at least twice each day. I
intend to post SatEvo predictions as it approaches decay.

Alan
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