Re: Satellites

Tristan Cools (
Wed, 16 Apr 1997 21:43:31 +0200 (MET DST)

>A local man was serving on a ship during the Gulf War in 1990.  Sometime
>around the 17-20th of January, he saw what he thought was a surface to air
>missle being launched.  Needless to say, there was some commotion!  However,
>when the dust settled it was determined that he had actually seen a
>satellite re-entering, possibly a part of the old Soyuz space station.
>He's curious to know just what it was that he saw.  Does anybody have
>records of any re-entries over the Gulf around 17-20 January, 1990?
>Dave Mullenix, N9LTD

YES, I remember that one and I think(not sure about the identification) that
it was an A2 Soyuz booster from Kosmos 2055 which reentered the atmosphere
on Jan 24, 1990.  In fact I remember that CNN showed some pictures of the
booster reentering the atmosphere.  Some people were thinking it was a Scud

Tristan Cools
BWGS member(Belgian Working Group Satellites)

Damse Vaart:    3.2478E/51.2277N 3.75m
Rijckevelde:    3.2856E/51.2045N 6.25m
Brugge     :    3.2166E/51.2104N 5m