Attempted Soyuz-U Reentry Obs

Ron Lee (
Wed, 12 Feb 1997 16:47:24 -0700 (MST)

Based upon Rob Matson's email that the rocket might make
a final pass over my site, I observed from 23:20 - 23:38 UT
on 12 Feb.    A 95% cloud cover made any sighting unlikely
and nothing was seen.

Guess my closest re-entry obs was of a rocket a month ago
at 16.2 revs.  The obs was made possible by Alan Pickup's
elements that were extremely accurate.

Thanks to all those who provide the expertise and info so
that others might observe unusual events.

Ron Lee