Re: Possible source of Ugandan rocket fragment

From: Vitek, Antonin (
Date: Fri Apr 19 2002 - 23:22:20 EDT

  • Next message: Alan Pickup: "Decay watch: 2002 April 19"

    I am forwarding new message obtained from COPUOS regardig Ugandan
    <Quote begin>
    You will be interested in the email below from Chris Bonnal of CNES,
    regarding the 27 March reentry of the Ariane upper stage over Uganda.
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Bonnal Christophe []
    Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2002 9:06 AM
    Cc: Alby Fernand
    Subject: RE: Ariane V13
    thanks for the information: it is clearly the High Pressure vessel of
    Upper Stage H8, made of Titanium. I have'nt checked yet the exact
    of the vessel (overwrap with some Carbon or not, type of Titanium,
    ticknesses, ...); we need to do a bit of research since the definition
    changed several times these last decades. I will let you know when I'll
    the exact definition.
    I discussed the point with Fernand, and we will try our best to recover
    sphere: it is not so often that we have the capacity to recover an item
    which has survived a reentry, for which we have a very knowledge and
    belongs to us. So David will probably contact the ad-hoc embassy to see
    we can do.
    Best regards,
    <?Quote end>
    Mgr. Antonin Vitek, CSc.
    Office: Main Library, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
      Narodni 3, CZ-11522 Praha 1 - Phone: +420(2)21403255, fax
    Home: Kytin 127, CZ-25210 Mnisek p. B., Czech Republic
    Phone: +420(305)592865 - Coord.: 14.2194 deg E, 49.8488 deg N, 442 m ASL
    My satellite home page:
    Unsubscribe from SeeSat-L by sending a message with 'unsubscribe'
    in the SUBJECT to

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Fri Apr 19 2002 - 14:21:11 EDT