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RE: AO-40: Plans for April-June 2001



> If it is drag, perhaps due to solar activity, wouldn't you be able to
> see similar effects on other spacecraft with a similar perigee height
> and cross section?  If you could identify another similar spacecraft
> with NORAD-published elements, would you be able to see changes in the
> elements published over the last few weeks?

There should be a decrease in altitude for low orbiting objects, due to the
effects of drag on other objects, if this hypothesis is true.  If the drag
is unusually high, it should show up in the Keps, over a period of time.
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