Pegasus Debris

Phillip Clark (
Tue, 25 Feb 1997 20:05:29 +0000 (GMT)

There was some speculation a few days ago concerning the actual piece of 
debris from last year's Pegasus explosion which was predicted to pass 
close to Discovery during STS-82.

According to Nicholas L Johnson, chief space debris scientist at JSC, the 
actual piece of debris was 1994-029HU/24169: he described it as being 
about ten inches (~35 cm) across.

Phillip Clark
Editor, Jane's Space Directory
Molniya Space Consultancy