Re: Cosmos 2359

=?iso-8859-2?Q?Anton=EDn=20V=EDtek?= (avitek@lib.cas.cz)
Wed, 14 Jul 1999 07:22:57 +0200

JAY RESPLER wrote:

> Igor Lissov wrote:
> > According to NORAD, Russian reconnaisance satellite Cosmos 2359
> > (NORAD 25376) was deorbited July 12.
>
> Does 'deorbited' mean it was intentionally brought down, or that
> it decayed naturally?
>

According to evolution of elements (see e.g.
http://www.lib.cas.cz/knav/space.40/1998/039A.HTM) the natural decay was
impossible . This type of photorecon satellite is usually deorbited
after end of usefull life.

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