Decay watch: Dec 2

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Thu, 2 Dec 1999 19:06:37 +0000

#25960 = 99- 61 E = Shenzhou debris (Orbital Module?)
  No further elsets were published since my last update, though the fact
that SpaceCom issued a late notice (Dec 1 22:54 UTC +-7m) with a reduced
decay time uncertainty suggested that a further elset might appear.
Given the information available, I stand by my conclusion that this
decayed at Dec 1 23:15 +-2h over the southern Pacific on the approach to
the northbound equator crossing at the end of the final SatEvo-predicted
orbit...

SZ-1 Orb Mod?    3.0  3.0  0.0  5.0 d   10       136 x 122 km
1 25960U 99061E   99335.91432697  .44485287  22954+1  24810-3 0 90517
2 25960  42.5880 309.7312 0010489 223.7448 136.1720 16.53966279  1755

SpaceCom's final notice puts the decay further back in the orbit, just
to the S of the Great Australian Bight en route to Tasmania (22:59) and
Christchurch, New Zealand, at 23:03.

More details on
      http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/dkwatch/

Alan
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