Re: new Phobos-Grunt TIP on Space-Track not quite helpful.....

From: Bob Christy (
Date: Sun Jan 15 2012 - 21:49:32 UTC

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    The following has been present on the Spacetrack 'TIP' page since the 
    first proper Phobos-Grunt Message appeared:
    "Information regarding the Phobos Grunt (SCC# 37872) is being 
    accomplished in a different format. This format is different from 
    standard entries posted to"
    I still think they either have an agreement of some sort with the 
    Russians, or they got riled over the Novosti shenanigans regarding the 
    unintended TIP Message round the beginning of the month.
    Bob Christy
    On 15/01/2012 21:31, Allen Thomson wrote:
    >> 3rd possibility: they don't know it (yet) very well.
    >> Because basically, they just simply repeat their previous
    >> TIP here, with some smoke and mirrors.
    > Are any DSP satellites in line of sight of the suspected reentry position? If so, we can be pretty sure the details are already known fairly precisely. Of course, they may never see the light of day.
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