More and more debris

From: Daniel Deak (dan.deak@sympatico.ca)
Date: Wed Apr 19 2000 - 19:45:22 PDT

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    Hello all,
    
    First, I would like to thank all the SeeSat-L orbital analysts, who have been
    quite busy lately, for their reply to my earlier question regarding the location
    on the CSL-04 orbit where its explosion took place.
    
    For me, and I'm sure for others on this list, it has been a good learning period
    for the last couple of weeks since we've had a few lessons about orbital mechanics
    with the explosion of the Chinese rocket stage and the soon-to-be-manoeuvred
    USA 129.
    
    About the 1999-057C explosion, there are now (Apr. 20, 02:00 UT) 172 debris
    catalogued with their elements published. I again loaded all these elements and
    generated 3 new maps of their orbits that you will find at :
    http://www.obsat.com/images/debplotC.gif
    http://www.obsat.com/images/debplotD.gif
    http://www.obsat.com/images/debplotE.gif
    
    Cheers,
    
    Dan
    
    
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    Daniel Deak
    Drummondville, Québec
    
    COSPAR site 1746 : 45.8537°N, 72.4857°W, 90 m., UTC-5:00
    
    E-mail : dan.deak@obsat.com        ICQ : 52770063
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