Re: SL-6 rocket decay update

Bjoern Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Thu, 7 Aug 1997 06:49:33 +0200

>
>The latest elset from OIG for this decaying SL-6 rocket, 97- 22 B, is:
>C 2342 SL-6 r1   5.0  0.0  0.0  5.5 d            204 x 175 km
>1 24801U 97022B   97218.47700621  .02544036  86975-5  46067-3 0  1801
>2 24801  62.7640 224.1986 0022452 118.7176 241.6280 16.31138328 13418
>
>
>Here are my predicted elsets for the next few hours - I plan to update
>and extend this later tonight when I trust I'll have fresher elements.
>C 2342 SL-6 r1   5.0  0.0  0.0  5.5 d            195 x 169 km
>1 24801U 97022B   97218.84449169  .03954533  10134-1  54902-3 0 91746
>2 24801  62.7595 222.6846 0019852 118.6874 241.5122 16.33877503 13476
>....

I had my best (?) pass today at 87 degrees and magnitude 1.5 !
I timed it by a star right of beta Cass. at 20:34:39.0 UTC.
This is 3.7 seconds before your 218.84 evolution,
and 0.9 sec before the OIG 218.66 elset.
It is 13.7 seconds before the 218.47 elset! An evolution I made this
morning was 1.3 seconds later than the actual pass. That evolution
terminated about 07.80 .

OIG 218.66
1 24801U 97022B   97218.66086564  .03323991  87245-5  51990-3 0  1814
2 24801  62.7492 223.4590 0021754 121.2212 239.4492 16.32621936 13446
218.84 evolution   194 x 169 km
1 24801U 97022B   97218.84443961  .04228100  11696-1  57450-3 0 91795
2 24801  62.7593 222.6871 0018989 118.0980 242.0941 16.34141495 13474

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