Re: Decay watch: 2000 Dec 20

From: Bjoern Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Date: Wed Dec 20 2000 - 14:40:09 PST

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    Was this really a rocket (admittedly a small final stage) ? With this drag
    magnitude (and Bstar = 0.11, about one thousand times as high as a normal
    satellite/rocket) it seems more like a sheet of metal debris, or an empty,
    discarded tank ?
    
    > _____________________________________________________________________
    > Object: #22067 = 92- 47 H = Cosmos 2204 Proton r2
    >
    > Decay predictions:
    > Source   Prediction made    Predicted decay at      Latitude Longitude
    >                UTC                UTC                  deg      deg
    > SpaceCom   Dec 19 09:26     Dec 19 09:06 +-2h        55.9 N    13.0 W
    > SatEvo     Dec 20 19:40     Dec 19 07:14 +-100m       0.0      30.5 W
    >
    > Final elset:
    > C 2204 Proton r2                                 490 x 260 km
    > 1 22067U 92047H   00353.98676696  .14571585  47975+0  11097+0 0  4895
    > 2 22067  64.4487 167.3976 0170707 181.6565 178.4893 15.64469462139409
    >
    
    
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