Re: Soyuz r/b decay over Europe - ISS or Meridian?

From: Bob King (nightsky55@gmail.com)
Date: Mon Dec 26 2011 - 18:14:40 UTC

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    Thank you Leo and Robert. That's what I kind of figured, but many
    sites have them mixed up.
    I appreciate you clearing up the matter.
    Bob
    
    On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 12:05 PM, Robert Reeves <reeves10@satx.rr.com> wrote:
    > Yes, the reentry seen over Europe was the third stage of the Soyuz that
    > launched Expedition 30 on Dec 22.
    > The Meridian launch the next day never reached orbit and crashed downrange
    > in Siberia after a suborbital trajectory.
    > Much of the press is confusing the two launches.  Its amazing how some get
    > it perfectly right and others muddle the issue.
    >
    > Robert Reeves            San Antonio, Texas
    > Planet 26591
    > www.robertreeves.com
    > reeves10@satx.rr.com
    >
    >> Hi everyone,
    >> It's unclear to me whether the Soyuz R/B seen over Europe on Christmas
    >> Eve was connected to the recent launch of astronauts to the space
    >> station or to the Meridian satellite launch last Friday. Can anyone
    >> help me out on this one?
    >> Thank you.
    >> Bob
    >>
    >> On Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 4:51 PM, rkresken@t-online.de
    >> <rkresken@t-online.de> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Great video of the event:
    >>>
    >>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRY8hW2ya7E
    >>>
    >>> Dozen of reports are coming in from different locations in Germany.
    >>>
    >>> Rainer
    >>>
    >>>
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