Tracking the orbital decay of ROSAT.
Providing & collating information on getting a visual of its atmospheric re-entry.
ATLAS Centaur R/B #12069 due for re-entry - Final Visibility chart
ROSAT Re-entry path +/- 7 mins (update 5) [still ambiguity between 01:50 and 01:51 locations]
image from dlr.de/en/rosat page (references to DLR)
ROSAT re-entry range and prior 3+hrs orbits using Track from Oct 15th data advanced by 7 minutes, longitude within 1.5 degree
ROSAT re-entry range and prior 3+hrs orbits using Track from Oct 15th data advanced by 7 minutes, longitude within 1 degree
ROSAT re-entry path range +/- 7 minutes up4 - including debris field 1400km up-path
ROSAT re-entry path range +/- 7 minutes up3
ROSAT re-entry path 30 mins up2
And look what I found in the fridge...
ROSAT re-entry path 30 minute range
ROSAT visibility 2011-10-23UTC 24 hrs 1600x FINAL (using DE data1)
ROSAT Projection 2011-10-22 UTC v2 - even newer German RADAR data
ROSAT Projection 2011-10-20 UTC
combined AGI live rosat with static tracks and vis rosat-vis.kml
rosat-vis.kml Google Earth file sample output 1
Space-Track predicted re-entry of 2011-10-23 01:31:00 as at 2011-10-22 03:30GMT
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