[amsat-bb] Re-entry predictions for BY70-1

Joe nss at mwt.net
Sun Jan 29 16:30:24 UTC 2017


Cool, well it won't be a bad idea that for starting a few days before to 
be outside waiting whenever an overhead pass was to happen.

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On 1/29/2017 10:07 AM, Todd Deckard wrote:
> Greetings Joe!
>
> space-track.org lists the decay epoch as 2017-02-22 0:00:00 -- note this is not strictly the re-entry time but perhaps gives us an approximate window?
>
> I do not understand the material very well.  It appears for large objects they will calculate a time-and-impact prediction as things become more certain but perhaps poor Bayi-Kepu-Weixing-1 may not rate as it doesn't pose a hazard.
>
> I don't even know if it would be visible during re-entry given the speed?
>
>> When will we have a closer idea of when it may re-enter?
>>
>> It would be neat to try to catch it on video.
>>
>> Joe WB9SBD
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