Progress/Pirs RB decayed

From: Harro Zimmer (
Date: Sun Sep 16 2001 - 08:12:00 EDT

Report time 11:30 UTC

2001-041B (#26909) Progress/Pirs RB

SPACECOM'S FINAL REPORT - prepared Sept 16,03:45 UTC- 
shows the decay on
   16 Sept, 03:27 UTC +/- 07 minutes (41.4N,351.0E)
on a northbound pass over the Atlantic very near the coast of Portugal.

MPM+REENTRY delivers with the ELSETs  01258.648... -
01258.952...  the decay on
   16 Sept, 03:31 UTC +/-11 minutes(49.30N,09.43E)
on the same ascending pass over SW Germany. At this
time we have no observation reports from Europe. I
believe the decay was a few minutes earlier as 
SPACECOM and I have calculated possibly over the

BTW: The decay today was a little surprise for me.
Yesterday morning (UTC)I was locking for the first TIP message and saw SPACECOM'S prediction for a reentry on Sept 18 (!) and in consequence for the rest  of the day I didn't follow the further development.
So I can deliver only a "post mortem" message....

Berlin, Germany

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