Re: Estimated Orion EFT-1 Elements

From: Greg Roberts via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2014 22:14:19 +0200
Many thanks Daryl for the update.

Yes the chances of seeing it are pretty remote but I would kick myself 
if it was
going to do anything interesting !  Unfortunately programs like 
HEAVENSAT and
GUIDE will not produce predictions from the second set of elements since 
with
a perigee of -23 miles it says the satellite has decayed. However other 
prediction
programs may work - I had the same problem with the re-entry of the recent
Chinese moon probe. It would appear that the second stage also does a
re-entry at about the same time as the ORION capsule - pity if it had 
stayed in
orbit another few orbits it would have been a worthwhile target. ( but 
then I
guess cloudy weather would be a certainty!)
Best wishes
Greg
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