Decay watch: 2000 Jan 20

From: Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Date: Thu Jan 20 2000 - 13:18:08 PST

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    Updated details and predictions for the three current decayers have been
    posted on my Decay Watch page at:
              http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/dkwatch/
    
    #7969 = 75- 56 B = Cosmos 744 rocket
    SpaceCom issued two identical decay warnings within minutes of each
    other yesterday, predicting this decay for Jan 21 11:39 +-1d. In fact,
    this has been a very well behaved decayer which appears less and less
    likely to decay on the 21st. My current prediction is for decay at Jan
    22 17:41 +-11h.
    
    #13964 = 83- 25 A = Molniya 1-57
    SpaceCom has issued no further notice since Jan 18, when it predicted
    the decay later in that day. I show this heading for decay at Jan 23
    01:29 +-20h.
    
    #26044 = 99- 73 C = Cosmos 2368 Molniya platform
    SpaceCom has yet to update yesterday's prediction for this to decay at
    Jan 22 10:36 +-2d. At present, I show this decaying one orbit earlier at
    Jan 22 08:56 +-8h. The uncertainty is still several orbits, but my time
    implies that this will decay while southbound over Tokyo, Japan. A
    little earlier in the rev, it crosses Europe from Rome (08:35 UTC) to
    Minsk, Belarus, at 08:39.
    
    
    Alan
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