Re: FSW-1 and TSS decay predictions

Astronomy Ireland (ai@iol.ie)
Fri, 8 Mar 1996 19:20:02 +0000 (GMT)

On Thu, 7 Mar 1996, Mike McCants wrote:

> FSW-1
> 1 22870U 93063H   96067.51485799  .02045721  11078-4  12481-3 0  5049
> 2 22870  56.4148  37.2982 0166279  71.7051 290.3169 16.09100161117354

What are the criteria for re-entry?
Altitude? 100km?

Is the re-entry predicition for the landing place or some critical event 
higher in the atmosphere?

How long is the visible fiery streak as it re-enters likely to be?

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