Re: ISS near-collision with Cosmos

Eberst (eberst@cableinet.co.uk)
Thu, 15 Jul 1999 05:35:37 -0700 (PDT)

ISS near collsion with Cosmos 100.
>
>Has anyone figured out which Russian booster was involved?
>
>Cosmos 100 r - a Vostok 3rd stage.  Rob Matson correctly identified it
>within hours after the announcement.  And well before any official
>statements.
>
The object that ISS nearly hit was Cosmos 100.
The payload and booster exchanged identities back in 1966.
I described the scenario in the final talk of the EUROSOM 3 meeting
entitled "What's in a name".
Alan Pickup's decay lists indicate that it has only 6 months to go,
so there is no point in starting a campaign to return the correct
designation to these objects.

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