[amsat-bb] Re: ARISSat-1 RADIOSKAF-V KEDR
g7hia at btinternet.com
Tue Dec 27 14:23:02 PST 2011
Looking forward to your ARISSat-1 decay posting.
My plots suggest the bird will be down to 140km around 11th of January, provided the SFI and A index stay similar to current values
73 John G7HIA
From: DeYoung James <deyoung_james at yahoo.com>
To: amsat-bb <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, 27 December 2011, 14:05
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: ARISSat-1 RADIOSKAF-V KEDR
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.
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