Decay watch: 2000 Jan 31

From: Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Date: Mon Jan 31 2000 - 13:52:40 PST

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    #25176 = 88- 11 B = COMETS H2 r
    
    My current prediction is for this to decay at Feb 1 14:00 +-5h near 4.9
    N, 34.5 W. SpaceCom predicts an earlier decay at Feb 1 11:22 +-15h at
    18.5 S, 50.9 E.
    
    I place the decay near a southbound equator crossing over the Atlantic
    off the mouth of the Amazon, Brazil. That orbit begins with a northbound
    equator crossing over the W Pacific at 13:19 UTC and continues over
    Honolulu, Hawaii, at 13:30. Landfall over the NW coast of Mexico is at
    13:40 and it passes a little S of Houston, Texas, at 13:44 en route to
    Miami, Florida, at 13:48. The uncertainty is such that it could decay
    two or three orbits earlier or later than this, some with further
    opportunities for visibility from the S USA, so check your local
    circumstances. My predicted elset for the final rev is:
    COMETS H2 r     13.5  2.5  0.0  3.0 d 33.6       124 x 109 km
    1 25176U 98011B   00032.55493360  .95692861  94923+1  27524-3 0 97791
    2 25176  29.9778 135.2954 0011475 253.5705 106.3032 16.58768826101610
    
    See http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/dkwatch/ for more predicted
    elsets.
    
    Alan
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