Re: decayer

From: Björn Gimle (
Date: Tue Jan 09 2007 - 13:37:33 EST

  • Next message: Kevin Fetter: "Cartosat 2 launch tonight"

    This has "no" answer - in a low circular orbit the drag should cause decay 
    on the same orbit?
    But a highly eccentric orbit means a very short path/time at low altitude, 
    and perturbations can even cause the perigee to rise again.
    ----- Original Message ----- >
    >      How many revolutions prior to actual decay will a decaying satellite 
    > / rocket debris started to get heated up and produced a visible plasma 
    > tail prior to fragmentations and total destructions?
    Subscribe/Unsubscribe info, Frequently Asked Questions, SeeSat-L archive:

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Tue Jan 09 2007 - 13:48:21 EST