"Unusal event" (fireball)

Harro.Zimmer (Harro.Zimmer@t-online.de)
Sun, 6 Dec 1998 13:11:12 +0100

The "unusual event" that Ed Cannon mentioned - observed on Sept 24, 04:16:16 UTC 
by an Canadian network - could be under some special circumstances the decay
of 1989 -89BL (23065) COBE Debris on a southbound pass.
The last ELSET was a few days old. SSC gave for the decay Sept 24, 1998.
The object itself was small and not heavier then 1 or 2 kg. An extrapolation with 
MPM and other decay programs is difficult. I worked with the variation of some 
parameters and there is a small possibility that the unusual "fireball" was the
reentry of the COBE debris.

Look also the original canadian source at;



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