Columbia in-orbit debris tracked

From: Markus Mehring (
Date: Sat Feb 08 2003 - 21:53:38 EST

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    This is on-topic.
    "A military radar system shows indications that an object might have
    separated from the shuttle Columbia in orbit, prompting a review of
    telemetry by NASA flight controllers to look for signs of anything -
    including impact by high-velocity space debris - that might have
    contributed to the shuttle's breakup Feb. 1 during re- entry."
    "NASA sources said the radar data apparently shows a small object suddenly
    separating from the shuttle at about five meters per second, or roughly
    11.2 mph, on Jan. 17, about 24 hours after Columbia's launch from the
    Kennedy Space Center."
    Any elsets of debris parts left in Columbia's original orbit?
    CU!	Markus
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