RE: ID sought for unidentirifed fallen object

From: Bob Christy (rdc@zarya.info)
Date: Sun Apr 20 2008 - 11:56:39 UTC

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    That is a very Earthly piece of engineering. My guess - propelled through
    the air when something snapped. The original stmping of the name was
    probably "Wolsely"
    
    If orbital in origin, it would mean that the red paint has remarkable
    thermal properties.
    
    Bob Christy 
    
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Bob Christy [mailto:rdc@zarya.info] 
    > Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2008 12:56 PM
    > To: 'Robert Holdsworth'
    > Subject: RE: ID sought for unidentirifed fallen object
    > 
    > That is a very Earthly piece of engineering. My guess - 
    > propelled through the air when something snapped. The 
    > original stmping of the name was probably "Wolsely"
    > 
    > If orbital in origin, it would mean that the red paint has 
    > remarkable thermal properties.
    > 
    > Bob Christy
    > 
    > > -----Original Message-----
    > > From: Robert Holdsworth [mailto:robbonz1@xtra.co.nz]
    > > Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2008 11:30 AM
    > > To: Seesat List
    > > Subject: ID sought for unidentirifed fallen object
    > > 
    > > On Wednesday 16 April at 1700 local  (0500 UTC) an 
    > unidentified object 
    > > fell through the roof of a house in Whakatu in the Hawkes 
    > Bay province 
    > > of New Zealand.
    > > 
    > > I did not report this to the list at the time as it was at first 
    > > believed to be part of an aircraft, but this has now been 
    > discounted.
    > > 
    > > The object has the word SELEY (assuming it is in English
    > > script!) on it and is illustrated here:
    > > 
    > > http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominionpost/4485037a6045.html
    > > 
    > > A more recent article is here:
    > > 
    > > http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominionpost/4486777a6045.html
    > > 
    > > Whakatu's location is 39.6 South, 176.883 East.  (Note to avoid 
    > > confusion:
    > > there is another locality with this name but this is the correct 
    > > location for the one in question.)
    > > 
    > > No catalogued object appears to have been sufficiently 
    > close to decay 
    > > at the time of this incident, but it does appear to be conceivable 
    > > that some small unidentified USA193 debris could have been 
    > overhead at 
    > > that time.
    > > 
    > > I doubt if the object is in fact space junk but if anyone has any 
    > > information which may lead to identification please email me
    > > direct.    If 
    > > it appears to be of sufficient importance I will pass it on to the 
    > > Hawkes
    > > Bay police.   It appears that it may be advisable for me to 
    > > suggest to them
    > > that they check with US Space Command, (and one hopes the 
    > object was 
    > > checked over, including with a geiger counter, before handling!)
    > > 
    > > Robert
    > > Wainuiomata
    > > New Zealand
    > > 
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