Elements for decaying SL-6 rocket 97- 22 B

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Tue, 5 Aug 1997 19:25:41 +0100

The latest elset from OIG for the bright and observable Cosmos 2342 SL-6
rocket (97- 22 B) is:
C 2342 SL-6 r1   5.0  0.0  0.0  5.5 d            221 x 181 km
1 24801U 97022B   97217.61761767  .02016559  86156-5  51785-3 0  1767
2 24801  62.7615 227.7287 0029819 119.2613 241.1676 16.26907063 13271

My latest SatEvo analysis suggest decay at about August 7.75.

Here are some predicted elsets over the next day - for prediction
purposes, choose the one closest to your planned time of observation.
If reporting the object early or late against these predictions, please
quote my "9171" evolution.
C 2342 SL-6 r1   5.0  0.0  0.0  5.5 d            218 x 180 km
1 24801U 97022B   97217.74049750  .02366417  30351-2  57704-3 0 91717
2 24801  62.7619 227.2265 0028837 118.6365 241.6532 16.27519004 13295
C 2342 SL-6 r1   5.0  0.0  0.0  5.5 d            215 x 179 km
1 24801U 97022B   97217.92476753  .02550096  36305-2  57711-3 0 91715
2 24801  62.7616 226.4717 0027485 118.6755 241.6009 16.28423990 13328
C 2342 SL-6 r1   5.0  0.0  0.0  5.5 d            211 x 177 km
1 24801U 97022B   97218.10893103  .02770522  43807-2  57719-3 0 91719
2 24801  62.7613 225.7163 0026065 118.7147 241.5471 16.29402552 13358
C 2342 SL-6 r1   5.0  0.0  0.0  5.5 d            207 x 175 km
1 24801U 97022B   97218.29297894  .03040552  54700-2  57730-3 0 91715
2 24801  62.7609 224.9602 0024563 118.7539 241.4930 16.30470288 13383
C 2342 SL-6 r1   5.0  0.0  0.0  5.5 d            203 x 173 km
1 24801U 97022B   97218.47690020  .03380013  69469-2  57743-3 0 91714
2 24801  62.7605 224.2035 0022965 118.7931 241.4375 16.31648628 13415
C 2342 SL-6 r1   5.0  0.0  0.0  5.5 d            199 x 171 km
1 24801U 97022B   97218.66068087  .03821136  91504-2  57756-3 0 91712
2 24801  62.7601 223.4460 0021248 118.8325 241.3807 16.32968255 13449

Updated OIG elsets for this object, plus other decayers, selected
objects and new launches (including Soyuz, when released), are available
via my SatEvo WWW page (URL below). For the moment, these files are
being auto-updated every three hours - connection to OIG permitting :-)

Alan
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