Re: Last days of Mir

From: Phillip Clark (
Date: Mon Mar 12 2001 - 09:27:10 PST

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    > 		With the pending demise of the Mir orbiter, what are the
    > approximate orbit heights likely to be on the 5 days prior to impact? At
    > what point in the deorbit procedure are we likely to a see a rapid decrease
    > in altitude?
    I do not have a specific answer to this, but at present Mir is expected to
    be de-orbited around March 20-21.   Should _no_ de-orbit take place then
    Mir is predicted to decay from orbit naturally about March 28.
    Phillip Clark
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