RE: Space junk fall in residential area in Brazil.

From: Ted Molczan (
Date: Fri Feb 24 2012 - 00:45:04 UTC

  • Next message: Carlos Bella: "Re: Space junk fall in residential area in Brazil."

    Carlos Bella wrote:
    > News published today in Brazilian newspapers reported that a circular
    > metalic object fell on 22/02/2012 at 09:00 GMT in a village in the state of
    > Maranhão (the coordinates of the village are Lat: -3.654429 / Long:
    > -43.109200). The object fell six meters of a residence.
    > "I heard the noise,trembled even the leg. I look at what it was. I thought
    > it was a plane that had fallen, or an earthquake"  said one witness, the
    > object broke some trees during the fall.
    > Certainly it is a piece of satellite, it´s possibile identify the object
    >  that reenter in the region ?
    It appears to correlate with the known decay of the Ariane 44L rocket body 97016C / 24770. USSTRATCOM's final TIP
    message predicted decay close to the time and place that you stated above.
    Ted Molczan
    Seesat-l mailing list

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Fri Feb 24 2012 - 00:45:42 UTC