Decay watch: 2002 June 17

From: Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Date: Mon Jun 17 2002 - 16:20:02 EDT


I have posted the final notice for the USA 82 Atlas Centaur rocket to my 
Decay Watch page. A summary:
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Object: #22010 = 92- 37 B = USA 82 Atlas Centaur rocket

Final analyses:
Source   Prediction made    Predicted decay at      Latitude Longitude
                UTC                UTC                  deg      deg
SpaceCom   Jun 17 12:34     Jun 17 06:59 +-1m        24.7 N     4.1 W
SatEvo     Jun 17 20:10     Jun 17 08:12 +-2h        23.3 N    72.9 W

Final elset:
USA 82 Atlas Centaur r                           435 x 117 km
1 22010U 92037B   02168.02377315  .48860808 -87252-5  98692-3 0   441
2 22010  26.0339 257.1181 0238913  35.1608 331.2352 15.99398792 26373

Note: The final elset shows this running 25 sec early against 
yesterday's SatEvo prediction. I show this decaying over the Bahamas, 
following a pass across S Mexico at 08:07 UTC and Cuba at 08:10. Given 
the absence of later elsets, the uncertainty is more than one orbit. My 
estimated elset for the start of the final part-rev is:
USA 82 Atlas Centaur r                           168 x 105 km
1 22010U 92037B   02168.33110781 3.42095218  44137+2  15586-2 0 90448
2 22010  26.0267 254.6787 0048077  39.2832 321.0648 16.51008653 26425
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Alan
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Alan Pickup / COSPAR 2707:  55.8968N   3.1989W   +208m   (WGS84 datum)
Edinburgh  / SatEvo & elsets:    http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/
Scotland  / Decay Watch: http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/dkwatch/
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