Re: LAGEOS reentry

From: JAY RESPLER (JRespler@superlink.net)
Date: Tue Aug 31 2010 - 08:07:47 UTC

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      On 8/30/2010 5:08 PM, Dale Ireland wrote:
    > Any speculation on what the reentry would be like or look like for an object
    > like this? Uranium has a pretty high melting point of over 1100 C. 2ft
    > sphere weighing over 1000lbs.
    > Dale
    
    We'll have to watch for it in 8.4 million years.
    
    >> -----Original Message-----
    >> On 8/27/2010 5:01 PM, Dale Ireland wrote:
    >>> Has anyone seen the LAGEOS 1?
    > It is 5000km out and only 2ft across with corner reflectors. Made of
    > depleted Uranium it weighs half a ton and will not decay for 8.4 million
    > years.
    >
    > I saw it back in Oct. 1994.
    > Mag 11.0
    >
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    > Jay Respler
    
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