RE: LAGEOS reentry

From: Derek C Breit (breit_ideas@poyntsource.com)
Date: Tue Aug 31 2010 - 13:22:57 UTC

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    Ummmm... Don't they mean the Uranium will decay in 8 million years, and are
    not referring to the satellite??
    
    Derek
    
    -----Original Message-----
    From: seesat-l-bounces+breit_ideas=poyntsource.com@satobs.org
    [mailto:seesat-l-bounces+breit_ideas=poyntsource.com@satobs.org] On Behalf
    Of JAY RESPLER
    Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 1:08 AM
    To: SeeSat-L
    Subject: Re: LAGEOS reentry
    
    
      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
    >
    > --
    > Jay Respler
    
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