Re: Decay watch: Zarya Proton rocket

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Fri, 27 Nov 1998 20:46:24 +0000

Unless OIG pull another one out of the hat, the final elset for this is:

Zarya Proton r                                   163 x 130 km
1 25545U 98067B   98331.05313614  .13252735  12456-4  15724-3 0   474
2 25545  51.6023 131.1459 0025275 111.0061 249.2260 16.47460898  1105

This suggests that it was running 3 seconds early against my final pre-
decay prediction. I put decay three orbits later near the northbound
equator crossing at 20 deg W longitude at 05:37 UTC (November 27.23). It
may have survived long enough to reach the following southbound crossing
at 149 deg E at 06:21, but I have difficulty keeping it aloft until
Harro's decay time of 07:13 just following the next northbound crossing.

Alan
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