Re: Iridium entry 27 entry times

From: Tony Beresford (
Date: Thu Jan 31 2002 - 23:50:49 EST

At 13:26 1/02/02, Tony Beresford wrote:
>US Spacecom issued a predicted decay time of Feb 1, 06:00 UT +- 2 hours
>at 03:44 UT Feb 1. It got onto OIG by  1 hours later. 
Nominal decay location is -22.2 lat long 28.3E  ( Southern Africa)

>Alan Pickup's last prediction is for decay at 05:45UT, so they are converging.
>To have a chance to see it in Australia it will have to stay in orbit till
>around 9:30UT which now seems extremely unlikely.
>Tony Beresford
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