Re: Fobos-Grunt not seen from Germany around 18:18 UTC

From: Marco Langbroek (
Date: Sun Jan 15 2012 - 20:22:11 UTC

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    Op 15-1-2012 21:03, Robert Holdsworth schreef:
    > Do they mean Wellington Island, or Wellington, New Zealand which is not an island but is on the North Island of New Zealand and would fit with the description of the decay being between Australia and New Zealand?  I note however that Wellington Island is at 49 South so it might be conceivable.
    It appears to refer to Wellington Island in front of the coast of Patagonia, 
    S-America. 1250 km west of that conforms to the Phobos-Grunt position for 17:45 UT.
    As a geographic reference it is an odd choice however. I'd rather have said 
    "2000 km south of Easter Island". The latter is much more widely known.
    - Marco
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