M34 re-entry...July 1st/2nd

John Locker (satcom@mail.cybase.co.uk)
Sat, 23 Aug 1997 18:14:11 -0700

A few days ago I put out a request about a mysterious re-entry which took
place July 1st/2nd,the object impacting in Brazil.

Alan very kindly replied pointing out that around the time of the impact
Progress M34 was re-entering...and that in fact at 22:42 UTC on July 1st  it
would have passed over the co-ordinates  13.3S     58.1W which are very
close to the site of the crater.

Could it be that this craft re-entered in tact,and crashed down into the
Matto Grosso are?

Let's have a look at the description again......

"Reports indicate that debris,about 3-4 feet in diameter , described as an
"iron ball" crashed down leaving a sizeable crater". 

Sounds spot on to me....but surely we would have heard more about this
incident,and,.....could a Progress vessel survive re-entry in this manner?

I would appreciate your comments,as my knowledge on such matters is
limited,but it could  certainly have all the makings of a very interesting
discussion point!

Finally,if anyone out there has any further info about the demise of M34
,please let me know.

Regards,

John. 
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