Decay watch: September 4

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Sat, 4 Sep 1999 11:47:29 +0100

I have posted the final decay watch notice for #25518, the Afristar Mini
Spelda, to my Decay Watch page at 

      http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/dkwatch/

I suspect this lasted a few minutes beyond SpaceCom's estimate of
September 3 21:19 UTC +-2h, perhaps to decay over the Atlantic between
Brazil and Africa. It might even have survived almost a full orbit later
to re-enter near the following perigee at 22:47 UTC over the extreme
west of Brazil.

Alan
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