Re: Decay Forecast FOTON DEBRIS

Earl Needham (KD5XB@AMSAT.ORG)
Mon, 18 Oct 1999 21:22:23 -0600

At 09:17 PM 10/18/1999 -0500, Ed Cannon wrote:
>Earl wrote regarding 1999-048E (#25917) FOTON 12 DEBRIS:
>> Are TLE's available?
>Here's a recent elset:

	Thanks, Ed -- that's just what I was needing.

	Now let's see -- what am I doing at 0400...<G>

	BTW -- I'm assuming I should be able to see this object whether it is
sunlit or not, since Harro posted:

>The "debris" is a massive piece - a compact spacecraft unit - with a
>large mass/drag area. One can see it on the very slow decay.

	So -- is this thing starting to glow from heat?

	Thanks all,

Earl Needham, KD5XB    mailto:KD5XB@AMSAT.ORG
Clovis, New Mexico	DM84jk N34d 25.446 W103d 12.700 (or so)

Pet peeve: breath is a noun,  breathe is a verb (When you take a breath,
you breathe...)

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