[amsat-bb] Re: ARISSat-1 RADIOSKAF-V KEDR

DeYoung James deyoung_james at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 27 06:05:01 PST 2011

An often used rule-of-thumb in astrodynamics for "decay" height is about 140 kilometers 
which is about 87 miles.  A satellite that gets that far into the atmosophere will burn up during  
it's final orbit in short order!  I would recommend you just keep trying until you are sure 
the satellite is no longer in orbit.  I will post an updated decay prediction on AMSAT-BB this
afternoon for operator planning purposes.
Jim, N8OQ

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