Re: Close approach of manned spacecraft expected

From: Derek C Breit (breit_ideas@poyntsource.com)
Date: Fri Dec 25 2009 - 21:33:04 UTC

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    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Fred Valcho" <fvalcho@yahoo.com>
    To: "Robert Holdsworth" <robbonz1@xtra.co.nz>; "Seesat List" 
    <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 1:06 PM
    Subject: Re: Close approach of manned spacecraft expected
    
    
    > Readiness Alert!
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    > UNCLASSIFIED World Wide Communications
    > To: All recipients
    >
    > Reliable sources have confirmed re-entry for Santasat will be 00:00 UTC. 
    > The vehicle will circle the Earth's upper atmosphere just under 100 miles 
    > in altitude for a single pass, then descend to lower altitudes, stepping 
    > down to maneuver for several possible  landing sites.  The landing sites 
    > have not been revealed, due to several conditions, including weather and 
    > vehicle readiness. Tracking will be possible through audible alarms 
    > (hereby referred to as "bell" soundings, very similar to "pings" heard in 
    > sonar tracking techniques) as the Santasat nears Earth's surface.
    >
    > Please post ANY visible sightings or audible sightings ASAP.
    >
    >
    >
    > ----- Original Message ----
    > From: Robert Holdsworth <robbonz1@xtra.co.nz>
    > To: Seesat List <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    > Sent: Mon, December 21, 2009 11:53:47 PM
    > Subject: Close approach of manned spacecraft expected
    >
    > According to reliable sources a manned craft that is only visible once a 
    > year just after the solstice is again heading toward earth reaching 
    > perigee of its polar orbit on December 25th and is likely to enter the 
    > earth's atmosphere.   It seems to be known as either Santasat (after its 
    > captain) or Sleighsat.
    >
    > It will initially pass close to my longitude some time early morning (as 
    > we are some of the first in the world to begin December 25th)  and then 
    > pass over the rest of the world during local darkness.    This is not a 
    > visible object, and in fact there are believed to be severe penalties for 
    > successful observation such as loss of observation of any gifts later in 
    > the morning.  However it has been rumored that the propulsion module 
    > designated "Rudolph" reflects light at the red end of the spectrum and may 
    > emit flares.
    >
    > There have been a number of unsuccessful attempts to reconcile the orbit 
    > using conventional orbital mechanics but it seems none have come up with a 
    > satisfactory explanation for the orbit and  for its capacity to land at 
    > many selected locations then relaunch.  Although the eccentricity of the 
    > orbit may be in question that of the pilot appears to be reasonably well 
    > established!
    >
    > Further reading on this subject can be found in the following Seesat 
    > posts:
    >
    > http://www.satobs.org/seesat/Dec-1997/0223.html
    >
    >
    > http://www.satobs.org/seesat/Dec-1996/0117.html
    >
    >
    > http://www.satobs.org/seesat/Dec-2007/0174.html
    >
    >
    > The thread commencing at http://www.satobs.org/seesat/Dec-2004/0150.html
    >
    >
    > I hope that some of the payload is jettisoned at your location, and that 
    > you are given clear skies. .  Most of all I wish you a happy and 
    > prosperous season.
    >
    > (As the latest Soyuz R/B is due to decay close to the same time I wonder 
    > whether there will be any cases of mistaken identity ;-)
    >
    > Robert Holdsworth
    > Wainuiomata
    > New Zealand
    > 174.948E
    > 41.261S
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