Re: Observation of near Decay 38036 Soyuz R/B - flashing- should be 38037.

From: Robert Holdsworth (robbonz1@xtra.co.nz)
Date: Sat Dec 24 2011 - 17:14:18 UTC

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    Sorry obviously should have been 38037, I note that decay occurred and was observed over France less than an hour later.
    
    Another correction, it was Space-Track's first "final report" no doubt another will follow now!
    
    Robert
    
    --- On Sun, 25/12/11, Robert Holdsworth <robbonz1@xtra.co.nz> wrote:
    
    > From: Robert Holdsworth <robbonz1@xtra.co.nz>
    > Subject: Re: Observation of near Decay 38036 Soyuz R/B - flashing- should be 38037.
    > To: "Robert Holdsworth" <robbonz1@xtra.co.nz>
    > Date: Sunday, 25, December, 2011, 6:12 AM
    > Sorry obviously should have been
    > 38037, I note that decay occurred and was observed less than
    > an hour later.
    > 
    > Another correction, it was Space-Track's first "final
    > report" no doubt another will follow now!
    > 
    > Robert
    > 
    > 
    > --- On Sun, 25/12/11, Robert Holdsworth <robbonz1@xtra.co.nz>
    > wrote:
    > 
    > > From: Robert Holdsworth <robbonz1@xtra.co.nz>
    > > Subject: Observation of near Decay 38036 Soyuz R/B -
    > flashing
    > > To: seesat-l@satobs.org
    > > Date: Sunday, 25, December, 2011, 5:03 AM
    > > The Soyuz R/B 38036 is very close to
    > > decay (by the time I write this it may be "has
    > decayed....)
    > > 
    > > Observed  at 1537 UTC flashing very rapidly peaking
    > > about mag -1 in the vicinity of Virgo.  Flashing was
    > > extremely rapid, about once a second, and I lost it
    > before
    > > it went over the horizon (or rather the hills as they
    > > obstruct my vision for anything much below 10
    > degrees.)
    > > 
    > > Sorry I did look at the exact time but I am not at my
    > best
    > > at 4:37 a.m and didn't note it down!
    > > 
    > > At least it establishes:
    > > 
    > > (a) it was on time
    > > 
    > > (b) it is tumbling rapidly
    > > 
    > > (c) as far as I can determine it did not decay here
    > but it
    > > was obviously darn close to it!  It seems to
    > indicate
    > > that the second "final report" by Space-Track before
    > the
    > > object has decayed is likely to be close.
    > > 
    > > This could very well be the last observation made of
    > it
    > > anywhere.
    > > 
    > > Christmas Day here already and Santa sent me a nice
    > > flashing near decay to start the day :-)
    > > 
    > > Just realised now wondering if it wasn't Santasat,
    > search
    > > the archives lol.
    > > 
    > > 
    > > Robert
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    > > 
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