UARS............collision ???

From: John Locker (john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk)
Date: Wed Jan 09 2008 - 15:15:41 UTC

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    Hi all,
    
    Towards the end of last month there were a number of articles about the 
    possible demise of UARS after the guys in the mountain attributed four 
    pieces of debris to the satellite.
    
    As far as I know the orbit of UARS has not altered significantly and this 
    morning prior to  an aborted attempt to image ISS , I managed to catch the 
    satellite as predicted by HA ,between clouds
    (We had very strong gales here last night with heavy rain , but actual 
    seeing was good )
    
    The resultant image is nothing spectacular , but does show an object about 6 
    or more meters across with a definite structure...in fact it is possible to 
    see the
    gold coloured array and what appears to be the bus.Direction of travel left 
    to right
    
    http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/satcom_transits/UARS0637_jan0908.jpg
    
    Is there any other supporting evidence to suggest UARS was involved in an 
    orbital collision ?
    COSMOS 1275 was muted as the culprit.
    
    Thanks,
    
    John
    
    
    
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