Re: Space debris is found in the town of Salinópolis, state of Pará, Brazil

From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:20:52 +0200
Carlos Bella via Seesat-l schreef op 29-4-2014 16:27:
> "Picture taken yesterday (28) and released on Tuesday (29) shows a piece of a
> spacecraft of the UK Space Agency found by fisherman Manoel Alves, 73, in the
> Village Macapazinho in Salinópolis (293 km from Belém), state of Para. This is a
> big plate of carbon fiber, apparently the outer hull. The British agency itself
> should be triggered to collecting the space junk."
>
> source:
> http://noticias.uol.com.br/album/album-do-dia/2014/04/29/imagens-do-dia---29-de-abril-de-2014.htm?abrefoto=18#fotoNav=18


The BBC now also has a nice piece with several pictures:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-27215788

Turns out to be payload fairing of last July's Alphasat launch.

- Marco


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