Saturday, November 09, 2013

Brief update on Goce (9 Nov): one day from reentry!

My current re-entry forecast for GOCE, made with Alan Pickup's SatAna and SatEvo software, is re-entry in a 11.3 hr window centered on Nov 10.806 UT.

Any deviation from the nominal value is more likely to be towards the later part of that window (i.e. up to the early hours of Nov 11 is possible) unless attitude control fails earlier, in which case it will come down earlier.

Due to circumstances I will not be able to update my forecasts tomorrow. I will do an "aftercast" on Monday.

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