Re: Decay Watch: GPS #43 Rkt (#24877)

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Fri, 2 Jan 1998 15:55:14 +0000

With only a few hours to go, the latest published elset for this Delta 2
rocket is:
GPS SVN43 r      5.9  2.4  0.0  5.6 d            207 x 142 km
1 24877U 97035B   98002.54382701  .09626938  50110-5  37616-3 0  3109
2 24877  37.6498 277.0323 0049296  17.9029 342.2884 16.36797516 24456
This has it running 5.9 seconds early on the "9308" evolution I posted
previously.

My latest analysis puts decay at about January 2.83 (~20:00 UTC +-1h).

New predictions:
GPS SVN43 r      5.9  2.4  0.0  5.6 d            196 x 139 km
1 24877U 97035B   98002.60475862  .17571838  20697+0  50744-3 0 93101
2 24877  37.6494 276.5938 0043823  18.4940 341.6648 16.39346356 24463
GPS SVN43 r      5.9  2.4  0.0  5.6 d            186 x 137 km
1 24877U 97035B   98002.66561234  .22194235  34690+0  50402-3 0 93103
2 24877  37.6488 276.1545 0037570  19.0861 341.0543 16.41741947 24474
GPS SVN43 r      5.9  2.4  0.0  5.6 d            172 x 133 km
1 24877U 97035B   98002.72636327  .31243279  76813+0  50214-3 0 93103
2 24877  37.6482 275.7142 0030054  19.6796 340.4361 16.44916122 24483
GPS SVN43 r      5.9  2.4  0.0  5.6 d            152 x 127 km
1 24877U 97035B   98002.78696643  .58945628  34018+1  52063-3 0 93108
2 24877  37.6471 275.2725 0019897  20.2750 339.8039 16.49973286 24497

Alan
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