Re: Cosmos 2421 observations

From: Ralf Vandebergh (
Date: Tue Apr 06 2010 - 11:45:07 UTC

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    Just checked first frames of the session, and shape is very well recognized.
    Size of the remnant must be considerable
    I wonder that this satellite actually fragmented in so many pieces as
    Results later....
    Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2010 12:14 PM
    Subject: Cosmos 2421 observations
    April 5, 19:51 UTC, imaged great 81°pass of Cosmos 2421 sat. It was at an
    mag 1.6, guess this must be the largest piece of the sat. Apparant speed was
    with ISS, as it orbits at 350-360 km. In 2008, there was an ISS avoidance
    manoeuvre for
    one of the pieces of this sat:
    Anyone an idea of dimensions of this biggest piece? Images not processed
    results later....
    Ralf Vandebergh
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