RE: Object near Cosmos 1953

From: Ted Molczan (
Date: Fri Feb 20 2009 - 02:47:23 UTC

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    John, I believe the second object was 61015M / 127, a small piece of debris from
    the (unintended) explosion of the Ablestar rocket stage that inserted Transit 4A
    (61015A / 116) and Injun (61015B / 117) into orbit. It was the first such
    explosion of the Space Age; nearly 300 pieces have been catalogued.
    Ted Molczan
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