Predicted Decay of #27512 PLSV deb

From: Harro Zimmer (
Date: Tue Jul 15 2003 - 16:41:00 EDT

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     2001-049 MU #27512
    This is an unimportant and unvisible decay. The extremely 
    small piece of debris has a Radar Cross Section
    (RSC) of only 0.0015 mē and a mass of a few grams. The 
    experience has shown that the reentry of such tiny pieces
    of debris is normally visual unobservable.
    In general SCC release decay predictions only for objects 
    with a RCS larger then 1 mē. Some exceptions with RCS values 
    below  1 mē are very small satellites ( e.g.Starshine 1-3) or more massive rocket stage elements (e.g. the ullage motors of
    the Proton DM stages).
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