Early Bird R/B decay not seen in L.A.

From: Matson, Robert (ROBERT.D.MATSON@saic.com)
Date: Tue Dec 12 2000 - 11:39:19 PST

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    Hi All,
    
    Nothing was seen in L.A.  Skies were 90% clear at the critical
    time, and visibility was excellent.  Still haven't gotten a
    TLE later than:
    
    Early Bird r     3.0  0.0  0.0  6.0 d  2.7       185 x 175 km
    1 25124U 97085B   00346.63209949  .03928960  23755-5  56919-3 0  8242
    2 25124  97.1673  70.2793 0007313 263.6024  96.4752 16.34693356166949
    
    Using my copy of Alan's SATEVO, I get a decay at 18:10 UT, or
    12:10pm CST when the rocket body was on a descending pass over
    Mexico and into the Pacific Ocean.  Alan:  do I have to use
    different parameters to get the decay a half-rev earlier?
    (I'm using the default settings.)  --Rob
    
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