RE: IGS 8 r (SCN 39063) current orbit?

From: Ted Molczan via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2015 11:29:48 -0500
Robert Holdsworth wrote:

> A more recent prediction was issued with decay predicted at 16.01 UTC plus
> or minus 8 hours. Based on the TLE issued therewith we have a  shadow exit
> pass within that timeframe on the following orbit. I will be watching - it
> will be around dawn and conditions at this stage are fair with quite a lot
> of cloud.
>   If anyone hears of any updates and/or reports of decay elsewhere I would
> be grateful to receive them (relay not required from ReentryWatch as I have
> subscribed thanks.)

USSTRATCOM issued three subsequent TIP messages with decay somewhat earlier. The latest one, dated Feb 4 16:12 UTC,
estimates decay at 15:40 UTC +/-7 min, on an ascending track near 13 N, 183 E. So it is already down.

Ted Molczan


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