Decay watch: September 19

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Sun, 19 Sep 1999 22:22:50 +0100

I have updated my decay Watch page at 

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

with my prediction of the decay of #25903, the Foton 12 Soyuz-U rocket,
at September 25 03:15 UTC +-1.7d. There is no SpaceCom decay warning
yet. This is well placed for N observers as it enters eclipse while
southbound in the vicinity of perigee near 56 deg N latitude at ~19:30
local time. Eclipse exit occurs near 61 deg S as it approaches its
southern apex (the southernmost point in its orbit) at about 04:00 local
time.

Alan
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