Centaur RB decayed

From: Harro Zimmer (Harro.Zimmer@t-online.de)
Date: Fri Sep 28 2001 - 08:38:00 EDT

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    Report time 12;00 UTC
    
    1999-018B (#25674) ATLAS  2A Centaur RB
    
    SPACECOM'S FINAL REPORT - prepared Sept 27, 21:36 UTC -
    shows the decay on
      27 Sept, 20:04 UTC +/- 09 hours (18.3N, 359.9E)
    on a descending pass over the Atlantic.
    My final analysis with MPM + REENTRY based on the 
    three ELSETs 01270.157... - 01270.180... delivers
      27 Sept,19:54 UTC +/-22 minutes (10.29N, 292.35E) 
    on an ascending daylight pass over northern Vene- zuela.
    
    There is a gap of about 15 hours between the last 
    ELSET and the decay time. My window (+/- 22 minutes)
    is nevertheless small because the geomagnetic situation during the above
    mentioned gap was normal and undisturbed.
    
    Harro
    
    Harro.Zimmer@t-online.de
    Berlin, Germany 
    
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