#24895 and SeaStar

Bjoern Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Sun, 17 Aug 1997 10:14:58 +0200

The Proton rocket appears to have decayed around Aug.16.91 according
to the last(?) elset, and SatEvo.

The latest set =
1 24895U 97041B   97228.69703704  .10609446  12619-4  90307-4 0   147
2 24895  53.1697 279.3531 0010433 254.9848 157.0509 16.51264563   301

Last night, SeaStar was still in the 15.53 MM orbit. I observed it
at 21:29:07.2, extremely close to a star at 1.185 h, +55.15 deg.
and right on predicted track. Only problem is that 6.4 seconds before
I had the position 0.806 h, +51.08, which is about 0.3 deg. above track.
Magnitude about +3.5, which proves that I made a mental arithmetic error
when making my estimate of of the standard magnitude, and didn't check it!
It should be 5.6 (4.9 for QuickSat), and the rocket 8.0 ? ( 7.3 )

Element set number = 1
1 24883U 97037A   97228.88424828  .00003120  00000-0  50325-4 0   292
2 24883  98.2680 325.3286 0017425 199.4572 160.6007 15.53771868  2378

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