Very fast satellite

From: Daniel Deak (dan.deak@sympatico.ca)
Date: Sun Jan 25 2009 - 22:55:18 UTC

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    Hi everybody,
    
    The decaying object 33448, SL-6 Platform, is making a nice show these days.
    It's an early evening object for mid-northern latitude. My son and I just
    watched a pass after I finished updating my reentry page for this satellite.
    It was really fast on a near zenith pass at 170 km altitude at 22:43 UTC and
    its mag was steady at around 2.5.
    
    It should reenter around January 28. It's worth watching for and getting its
    TLE and reentry predictions on Space-Track at http://www.space-track.org
    
    
    Daniel Deak
    Webmestre, site Obsat
     
    COSPAR site 1748 : 45.8813N, 72.5317W, 90 m., UTC-5:00
     
    Site en francais sur les satellites:
    French-language satellite web site : http://www.obsat.com
    
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