Decay watch: January 6

From: Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Date: Thu Jan 06 2000 - 12:08:04 PST

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    #22564 = 93- 15 B = UFO 1 r1 decayed at Jan 6 05:13 UTC +-40m by my
    calculation. The final published elset was:
    UFO 1 r1         8.0  3.0  0.0  5.1 d 23.0       193 x 133 km
    1 22564U 93015B   00006.12665519  .31260755 -94476-5  62415-3 0  8005
    2 22564  27.1634 237.4282 0046017  36.7352 323.9118 16.41138960240413
    
    I think that this probably survived to decay beyond its perigee in the
    orbit after this, though it could have decayed almost anywhere
    thereafter. In fact, I place the re-entry near the following southbound
    equator crossing over the E Pacific at 126.6 W. SpaceCom puts the
    ground-impact point at Jan 6 05:13 +-1h (the same time) at 9.9N, 145.3W.
    My SatEvo-computed elset for the final equator crossing is:
    UFO 1 r1         8.0  3.0  0.0  5.1 d 23.0       159 x 119 km
    1 22564U 93015B   00006.18720860  .90082126  67635+1  64447-3 0 98008
    2 22564  27.1621 236.9333 0030459  37.5579 322.6542 16.50095963240426
    
    More details at:
        http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/dkwatch/
    
    Alan
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