OAM decayed

Harro.Zimmer (Harro.Zimmer@t-online.de)
Sat, 30 Jan 1999 14:42:37 +0100

199-002B (25617) Orbit Adjust Module:
 In its final report SpaceCom announced the decay at
                     Jan 29, 22:38 UTC +/- 34 minutes (15.1S, 134.0E)
This is on a northbound pass with a reentry point over North Australia about    
350 km SE from Darwin. 
With the last released  ELSET - 99029.8233... -  MPM shows again
                     Jan 29, 22:40 UTC +/- 30 minutes (10.1S, 141.5E)
This is north of the Carpentaria Gulf in direction of the Papua New Guinea coast.
The difference between this reentry point and my yesterday information resulted
from an input of a descent trajectory with a final altitude of 65 km.
This orbit crossed - as Alan mentioned yesterday -  South Africa. The last ELSET 
shows a shadow pass near Pretoria and Johannesburg.

Pretoria: 22:06:42 - 22:12:12 UTC.
Maximum elevation: 22:09.26 UTC, 57.9. Azimuth: 205.1. Range: 136.5 km

Johannesburg: 22:06:45 - 22:12:15 UTC
Maximum Elevation: 22:09:29 UTC, 87.4. Azimuth: 025.2. Range: 116.2 km

Any observations?


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