Re: Decay alert FPP

From: Robert Holdsworth (robbonz1@xtra.co.nz)
Date: Sat Feb 25 2006 - 05:11:48 EST

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    It appears that this alert was appropriate.
    
    Although once again restricted by Space-track policy I can refer to 
    http://www.obsat.de which shows decay on 25 February at 0259 UTC in daylight 
    near Tasmania (just over two hours from the last pass here.) There were 
    faint lines in the sky in the right direction and elevation at the  time of 
    the  last pass here, but I am unable to say whether they were contrails or 
    just coincidental cloud.
    
    So far I have not seen any news reports etc which indicate any sighting 
    which may have been difficult or impossible at that time of day.
    
    Robert
    
    
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Robert Holdsworth" <robbonz1@xtra.co.nz>
    To: "Seesat List" <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2006 8:33 AM
    Subject: Decay alert FPP
    
    
    >
    >
    > 28896 2000-078B  The Floating Potential Probe released from the ISS on 8 
    > November 2005 is due to decay within the next day or so.
    >
    > With an inclination of 51.6 degrees and a number of daylight passes 
    > including some very close to predicted decay  (I cannot specify the time 
    > in here owing to SpaceTrack restrictions, but the information that it is 
    > decaying is publicly available)  it would be advisable to keep a lookout 
    > in this region.    Its dimensions are 1m by 1m  by 1m.
    >
    > Robert
    > Wainuiomata
    > New Zealand
    > 174.948E
    > 41.261S
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