Re: decay altitude

From: Harro Zimmer (
Date: Tue Oct 30 2001 - 11:49:00 EST

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    There is a generally accepted reference altitude for atmospheric
    reentry: 122 km (reentry interface).Breakup appears normally between 85
    - 70 km altitude, depending mainly from the mass of the object.
    There are different altitudes in use for given geographic
    decay or "impact" coordinates: SPACECOM'S and my own issued
    data have a "final" geodetic altitude of 10 km on the reentry
    trajectory. Other groups use 65 km or the begin of the vertical
    Berlin, Germany
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