upcoming re-entries

From: Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Date: Mon Dec 05 2005 - 16:15:14 EST

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    For those who are interested in re-entries, go to Space-Track
    and check their list for ones about to decay (not the 60-day
    projections but the more current ones with "TIP" messages).  
    Two should be re-entering very soon.  Get the latest elements 
    and then run your prediction software so that it ignores them 
    being in the shadow.  If you have a pass in shadow, then 
    there is at least a small chance of re-entry in your vicinity.  
    This is all very tricky and depends very much on luck, but if
    you don't get the latest elements as well as get in-shadow 
    predictions, you'll have an even much smaller chance of seeing 
    a re-entry.
    Also make sure that you don't get predictions for one that has
    already re-entered.  They have a list of those also.
    Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA
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