RE: Space debris in Namibia?

From: Ted Molczan (ssl3molcz@rogers.com)
Date: Thu Dec 22 2011 - 21:16:24 UTC

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    Alan Pickup wrote:
    
    > On 22/12/2011 17:19, Allen Thomson wrote:
    > > Google Earth indicates there are only a couple of places in Namibia
    > > that could be, either in the vicinity of 17.5 S, 12.3 E or 18.0 S,
    > > 22.1 E. Looking at the ground in the picture accompanying the article,
    > > I'd guess it's the first of those. So did anything reenter there in
    > > November?
    > 
    > The only non-debris candidate I can find in November is ERS 5 (#579 =
    > 1963-14B), also known as DASH 1. 
    
    It was a balloon, so must of have been completely incinerated. Some technical information is available here:
    
    http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1963-014B
    
    Ted Molczan
    
    
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