Re: OIG Elset of STS 107 mystery object

Date: Thu Apr 10 2003 - 14:18:36 EDT

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    I suspect that unless there was a faster yaw rate, the yaw maneuver caused
    to part to separate at a very low rate and then drag started pulling it
    away until it was noticed by radar. By that time, it had built up a
    separation velocity of the 5m/s. In that case, the actual separation time
    would be some time before the orbits coincide.
    Bill Bard
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