Re: possible decay obs of 97-38C ?

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Thu, 7 Aug 1997 00:14:53 +0100

In message <199708062240.AAA15051@hydrogen.inbe.net>, Tristan Cools
<tcools@nic.INbe.net> writes
>A friend of another mailing list was posting a possible re-entry obs of a
>unknown object.  He saw a bright moving object with tail passing close to
>Arcturus and continueing its path from West to East before exploding into a
>fireball somewhat further.
>
>There was a passage on Aug 6 of 97-38C at 20:26UTC but he saw this at
>20:20UTC.  Could this be 97-38C ?

I think not. One more elset has appeared for 97-38C:
Soyuz TM-26 deb                                  250 x 177 km
1 24888U 97038C   97218.81652942  .05295926  12008-4  15354-2 0   153
2 24888  51.6141 191.6300 0054853  79.0271 281.6907 16.22296083   193
This is for the rev of the 20:26 UTC passage (but for where?) and shows
it running only 2.4 seconds early against the prediction I posted a few
hours ago. I anticipate decay shortly before August 8.0.

Alan
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