Re:Mir.....Contact lost ?

From: John locker (satcom@uksysops.com)
Date: Tue Dec 26 2000 - 05:09:31 PST

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    The plighht of Mir is making headline news on Russian TV.
    It seems that contact was re-established for a few minutes this morning then
    lost again.
    
    The graphics on Russian "K" tv show the track of the station burning up over
    Asia and landing in the Pacific.This I presume is the planned track for the
    February de-orbit.
    There does however seem to be some concern over what the exact status of the
    station is.
    
    If anyone would like to see a copy of the bulletin , let me know and I'll
    put it into RP format for you.
    
    john.
    
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    John locker
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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "John locker" <satcom@cybase.co.uk>
    To: "Seesat-L" <SeeSat-L@blackadder.lmsal.com>
    Cc: <issmonitors@egroups.com>; <rig-l@egroups.com>; "Fred Talbot"
    <fred@weather.u-net.com>; "Talbot, Fred" <Fred.Talbot@granadamedia.com>
    Sent: Tuesday, December 26, 2000 11:23 AM
    Subject: [rig-l] Mir.....Contact lost ?
    
    
    > The news circuits are buzzing this morning that Russia has lost contact
    with
    > Mir.
    > Latest keps show that there is a slight chance of very short visible
    passes
    > over the UK for the next couple of days...however the accuracy of that
    data
    > is now in some doubt.
    >
    > If the station is tumbling , then it will obviously be difficult for a
    > "wrecking  crew" to dock.
    >
    > It remains to be seen what course of action Russia will take.
    >
    >
    >
    > John.
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