Decay watch: 2000 Dec 5

From: Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Date: Tue Dec 05 2000 - 11:23:30 PST

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    SpaceCom has posted the first decay notice for the Early Bird rocket...
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    Object: #25124 = 97- 85 B = Early Bird Start-1 r
    
    Decay predictions:
    Source   Prediction made    Predicted decay at      Latitude Longitude
                   UTC                UTC                  deg      deg
    SpaceCom   Dec  5 13:31     Dec 12 13:33 +-4d        74.7 N     5.6 W
    SatEvo     Dec  5 19:00     Dec 12 07:13 +-2d
    
    Latest elset:
    Early Bird r     3.0  0.0  0.0  6.0 d  2.8       243 x 236 km
    1 25124U 97085B   00340.54273330  .00788339  36506-3  71303-3 0  7825
    2 25124  97.1744  63.5522 0005529 254.5996 233.4468 16.12708765165951
    
    SatEvo prediction: (see my Decay Watch page)
    
    Note: This enters eclipse while northbound near 52 deg S at local 
    midnight and leaves eclipse while southbound near 80 deg N at ~14:00
    local time.
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    Alan
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    Alan Pickup / COSPAR 2707:  55d53m48.7s N   3d11m51.2s W      156m asl
    Edinburgh  / SatEvo & elsets:    http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/
    Scotland  / Decay Watch: http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/dkwatch/
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