Re: Astra christmas dance

From: satcom (john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk)
Date: Tue Dec 21 2004 - 02:40:17 EST

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    Brilliant Robert..........what a cracker  !!  ;O)))
    
    
    John
    
    
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    From: "Robert Holdsworth" <robbonz1@xtra.co.nz>
    To: "Seesat List" <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 5:35 AM
    Subject: Re: Astra christmas dance
    
    
    > Congratulations on recovering this somewhat elusive object.  However
    > sightings  of re-entry are unlikely as I believe numerous  unsuccessful
    > attempts have been made for many years all over the world to observe
    > similar events without known success.
    >
    > It appears to be a stealth satellite as it seems to have means to
    > prevent visibility from earth, even though there is evidence that  such
    > missions have frequently landed near human habitations .  Unlike certain
    > other satellites these devices have not caused any damage to property on
    > re-entry though it is believed that certain chimneys have been mildly
    > affected.
    >
    > I believe it is actually a  master satellite with a number of  tethered
    > bionic propulsion devices , and has a crew captain  aboard.
    >
    > The designers appear to have overcome the launch constraints often
    > imposed by snowy or similar weather on other satellite launches. They
    > also appear to have conducted advanced research into space/time as the
    > captain has the ability to appear in multiple locations at the same
    > time.
    >
    > It is  understood  that the mission is peaceful, though there are
    > indications that  it does conduct secret behavioural research.
    >
    > Its orbit is such that it passes over a wide scope of the earth's land
    > mass in 24 hours.
    >
    > Owing to its design it is not expected that it will burn up on re-entry-
    > it appears to be a recyclable satellite which is scheduled to be
    > relaunched at the same time each year.
    >
    > Remarkably none of the bionic propulsion units have ever been located
    > after re-entry though it is believed they have survived.
    >
    > Items from this object's payload have been located over a wide
    > ground track on numerous occasions from previous annual missions. I hope
    > list members  will recover many such objects at the conclusion of the
    > current mission, and more importantly the peace and goodwill for which 
    > another early seasonal mission to earth was designed.
    >
    > May I also ask that the captain bring me more clear skies in his sack, as 
    > such nights have been in rather short supply!
    >
    >
    > Robert
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >>
    >> In the shorter clip  which I posted last night
    >> the unidentifed object moving north to south  could be SleighSat ( Norad 
    >> 251204 ) This high polar orbiting  satellite is rapidly decaying and 
    >> should re-enter early on the morning of
    >> December 25.
    >> http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/satcom_transits/object1a.GIF
    >>
    >> Have a Happy Christmas
    >>
    >> John
    >>
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