Re: Decay alert: 28630 2005-10-B SL-12 R/B

From: Robert Holdsworth (robbonz1@xtra.co.nz)
Date: Mon Apr 04 2005 - 05:58:44 EDT

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    A further report is here:
    
    http://abc.net.au/news/items/200504/1336792.htm?wa
    
    though at that stage the object was identified as "space junk from the 
    1970s."  So far I have seen nothing from the observatory in the news sites 
    correcting this in response to Rod's kind assistance.
    
    The audio track is worth listening to and certainly gives a nice description 
    of a classic satellite decay.   It gives me cause to wonder if anyone has 
    video'd it, it seems there may have been sufficient time to do so if they 
    happened to have a camera at hand.
    
    There is also an interesting but somewhat "off the beam" discussion on a 
    bulletin board, I will be submitting a post there as soon as I have gone 
    through their approval process.
    
    As a footnote it is fortunate that the press article was dated early on 
    April 2 and not April 1 as otherwise the report may have been greeted with 
    some scepticism ;-)
    
    Robert
    
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Marco Langbroek" <marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl>
    To: "satellite list" <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Sent: Sunday, April 03, 2005 2:18 AM
    Subject: Re: Decay alert: 28630 2005-10-B SL-12 R/B
    
    
    >> That is all that can be said here, but it will be interesting to see if
    >> there are any educated observations or "meteor reports!"
    >
    > There are:
    >
    > http://abc.net.au/news/items/200504/1336692.htm
    >
    > "Stargazers attempt to identify UFO
    > Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    > April 2, 2005
    >
    > The Perth Observatory is attempting to figure out if an unidentified
    > object seen in the skies of Western Australian and the Northern
    > Territory earlier tonight, was space junk or a large meteorite."
    >
    > Sightings reported in this news item are consistent with the groundtrack 
    > for
    > 2005-010B.
    >
    > - Marco
    >
    > -----
    > Dr Marco Langbroek
    > Dutch Meteor Society (DMS)
    > meteorites@dmsweb.org
    >
    > http://home.wanadoo.nl/marco.langbroek
    > http://www.dmsweb.org
    > -----
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