SatEvo decay list #58

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Sat, 18 Jul 1998 15:03:32 +0100

SatEvo decay list #58  (issued 1998 July 18)

This list of my satellite decay (re-entry) predictions and analyses 
is posted to the satellite observers mailing list, SeeSat-L,
and to the Usenet newsgroup sci.astro.satellites.visual-observe.
Information about SeeSat-L is available at
   http://www.satellite.eu.org/seesat/seesatindex.html

The "Actual" decay dates are my estimates based on the published 
orbital element sets ("elsets") over the object's final days.
Objects are included this time if I anticipate their decay by 
August 31, although some larger and/or more interesting decayers 
are included beyond that date.

This and other recent decay lists are available on the WWW via 
my SatEvo page at
               http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/

I hope to resume publication of the elset files (select.tle, 
dklist.tle and iridiums.tle) via my SatEvo page within the next 
few days.


   #    Designation    Name               ----- Decay (1998) -----
                                            Predicted   Actual?

 25201   87- 68 AC  Meteor 2-16 SL-14 deb              July  5
 25385   98- 41 D   Planet B M-5 deb                   July  5?
 23262   90- 81 CT  FY-1B CZ-4 deb                     July  7.9
 22914   93- 73 D   Solidaridad Ariane deb             July  8.1
 25384   98- 41 B   Planet B M-5 r                     July  8.30
 24580   94- 29 YG  STEP-2 Pegasus deb                 July  8
 25178   87- 68 D   Meteor 2-16 SL-14 deb              July  9?
 25219   87- 68 AW  Meteor 2-16 SL-14 deb              July  9.5
 25278   64-  6 AF  Elektron 1 SL-3 deb                July 10.8
 24350   94- 29 PB  STEP-2 Pegasus deb                 July 11
 22768   89- 89 AD  COBE deb                           July 12.0
 25381   98- 40 C   Molniya 3-49 platform              July 12.51
 24009   94- 29 BE  STEP-2 Pegasus deb                 July 14
  1664   65- 82 AB  OV2-1/LCS 2 deb                    July 15.2
 25387   98- 40 E   Molniya 3-49 deb                   July 16.18
 25380   98- 40 B   Molniya 3-49 r                     July 18.28
  5405   71- 67 J   OV1-20/OV1-21 deb         July 19
 24194   94- 29 JV  STEP-2 Pegasus deb        July 23
 24402   94- 29 RF  STEP-2 Pegasus deb        July 23
 24127   94- 29 GA  STEP-2 Pegasus deb        July 25
 24169   94- 29 HU  STEP-2 Pegasus deb        July 25
 24294   96- 50 D   Interbol 2 Molniya-M r    July 26
 23930   78- 64 H   Seasat 1 deb              July 29
 25150   92- 72 E   Galaxy 7 Ariane deb     August  1
 25292   86- 17 MP  Mir deb                 August  1
  5145   71- 15 AH  Cosmos 397 deb          August  2
 19730   88-115 A   Molniya 1-74            August  2
 24125   94- 29 FY  STEP-2 Pegasus deb      August  4
 24201   94- 29 KC  STEP-2 Pegasus deb      August  4
 24639   78- 96 G   Tiros N deb             August  6
 19952   89- 16 K   M-3S2 deb               August 10
 23970   94- 29 Q   STEP-2 Pegasus deb      August 10
 25051   97- 71 C   Sirius 2 Ariane r       August 10
 24104   94- 29 FB  STEP-2 Pegasus deb      August 12
 12519   81- 54 E   Molniya 3-16 r2         August 15
 23905   78- 64 G   Seasat 1 deb            August 16
 24489   94- 29 UN  STEP-2 Pegasus deb      August 21
 21932   92- 19 C   Navstar 25 PAM-D r      August 24
 24006   94- 29 BB  STEP-2 Pegasus deb      August 26
 25174   98- 10 F   Iridium 50 Delta r      August 26
 25302   86- 17 MS  Mir deb                 August 29
 22524   93- 10 G   M-3S2 aux motor      September  9
 10794   78- 39 C   YURI Delta 1 r2      September
 14041   83- 38 E   Cosmos 1456 r        September
 18879   88- 12 C   CS 3A H-1 r2         September
 25020   97- 65 B   DSCS-3 Centaur r       October
 25322   98- 26 D   Iridium 69 CZ-2C S/D   October
 22920   90- 37 C   HST array             November
 25100   97- 58 D   Inspektor             December


Alan
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