RE: Cosmos 1275 Rk

jhunt@radix.net
Sun, 27 Dec 98 02:54:14

--- On Sat, 26 Dec 1998 21:19:30 -0500  Richard_G_Hines 
<rghines1@mindspring.com> wrote in part:
>I queried OIG for the latest
>eleset and calls it Cosmos 1275 Deb which suggests it might be smaller 
>than your typical rocket body. Anyone have this one on their observing 
log?

>COSMOS 1275 DEB (Latest from OIG)
>1 13807U 81053HE  98358.50926435  .00000449  00000-0  31622-3 0  6321
>2 13807  82.9593  13.0108 0020963  64.0538 296.2783 13.95887506562750
>Cosmos 1275 Rk (Older eleset from ALLDAT.TLE)
>1 13807U 81053HE  98352.05802642 +.00000501 +00000-0 +35427-3 0 06313
>2 13807 082.9599 017.9527 0020741 083.9690 276.3715 13.95883527561850

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Certainly not on my list of observations ;-) but the sat sit reports
list the radar cross section (taken with a grain of salt) as 0.07.

It appears to be one of the many debris objects produced by this 
exloding? sat, hence the HE designation.