Molniya 3-36 RB decayed

From: Harro.Zimmer (Harro.Zimmer@t-online.de)
Date: Tue Jul 04 2000 - 05:09:26 PDT

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    Report time 11:45 UTC
    
    1989-094B (#20339) Molniya 3-36 RB 2
    
    SpaceCom's FINAL REPORT - prepared July 4, 06:49 UTC - shows the decay on
                     4 July, 03:35 UTC +/- 32 minutes  (04.5N, 18.5E)
    on a northbound pass. This time is clearly far away from the perigee and  - so
    I believe - too late. 
    MPM + REENTRY delivers with the ELSETs 00185.984..  - 00186.112.. the decay on
                     4 July, 03:13.5 UTC +/- 22 minutes (58.84S, 326.60E)
    on the southbound pass over the Atlantic.
    
    This object was nearly unpredictable with the standard techniques used by 
    SpaceCom and also by me. We saw after the catastrophic breakup on June 27 in at
    least two pieces (one decayed on the same day) a large erratic fluctuation 
    - unexplained as yet - of the ballistic coefficient for the remaining piece in 
    orbit.
    
    Harro
    
    Harro.Zimmer@t-online.de
    Berlin, Germany
    
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