Decay watch: 2001 Mar 13

From: Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Date: Tue Mar 13 2001 - 10:50:13 PST

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    SpaceCom is posting decay notices for two objects - more details,
    including predicted elsets, on my Decay Watch page.
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    Object: #26399 = 00- 36 F = Cosmos 2371 aux motor
    
    Decay predictions:
    Source   Prediction made    Predicted decay at      Latitude Longitude
                   UTC                UTC                  deg      deg
    SpaceCom   Mar 13 14:30     Mar 16 12:27 +-2d        45.3 N    91.1 W
    SatEvo     Mar 13 17:35     Mar 17 04:50 +-1.1d
    
    Latest elset:
    Cosmos 2371 aux motor                            3583 x 101 km
    1 26399U 00036F   01072.56185380  .33861120  15857-4  12513-2 0  3053
    2 26399  46.5591 173.9936 2118336 111.9301 340.6953 11.64940554  7612
    
    Note: This enters eclipse a little beyond apogee while northbound near 
    28 deg S in the late evening. It is much lower (~360 km) when it
    emerges from eclipse while northbound near 45 deg N before dawn.
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    Object: #26691 = 01-  4 B = GPS2R-7 Delta 2 rocket
    
    Decay predictions:
    Source   Prediction made    Predicted decay at      Latitude Longitude
                   UTC                UTC                  deg      deg
    SpaceCom   Mar 13 07:58     Mar 16 22:50 +-2d        15.8 N    18.4 W
    SatEvo     Mar 13 18:40     Mar 17 10:20 +-1.1d
    
    Latest elset:
    GPS2R-7 Dlt2 r   7.0  2.0  0.0  5.5 d   15       472 x 149 km
    1 26691U 01004B   01072.52806361  .04769007 -20704-5  80106-3 0  1015
    2 26691  32.5727 136.5366 0241911 224.9675 133.1178 15.87081657  6328
    
    Note: This enters eclipse near 18 deg S while northbound in the evening 
    sky. Eclipse exit occurs southbound near 31 deg N before dawn.
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    Alan
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    Alan Pickup / COSPAR 2707:  55d53m48.7s N   3d11m51.2s W      156m asl
    Edinburgh  / SatEvo & elsets:    http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/
    Scotland  / Decay Watch: http://www.wingar.demon.co.uk/satevo/dkwatch/
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