Decay Watch, Irid 11A Rk and H-2 Rk

Mir16609@aol.com
Fri, 1 Jan 1999 18:30:29 EST

Hello Everyone.

Through fairly thick hazy clouds each object on time and visible but barely
1x.  Both were probably near +1 mag.  No flashing was observed for either
object.

Quicksat Prediction:
25579 Irid 11A CZ r 
 6  6 53   .0 40 267 C 269 18.9   0 1  119  38  182 2.9 124 21 1  21.7
25065 H-2 Rk                      28     t 3.0 
 6  7 26   .0 28 179 C 270  3.0   0 1  185  95  366 2.3  98  049 -22.8

Elsets (from Alan Pickup's dklist.tle):
Irid 11A CZ r   10.0  3.0  0.0  3.5 d            541 x 171 km
1 25579U 98074C   99001.62048826  .00929779 -15225-5  57336-3 0   397
2 25579  86.3601 191.6182 0274813 119.3795 243.5203 15.71099832  2042
ETS-7 H2 r      13.5  2.5  0.0  3.0 v            331 x 290 km
1 25065U 97074C   99001.57077271  .00336259  39934-4  11891-2 0  3547
2 25065  34.5376 285.6665 0030948  61.9629 298.4189 15.87145503 62113

Cheers.
Don Gardner
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