I observed for the first time tonight Cosmos 2221 (22236) and Cosmos 2221-r (22237). They travel in tandem together, separated by about one degree. I have never seen such a pair before, and was quite pleased with the view. However, I was under the impression that after separation the rocket would quickly and permanently disassociate from the satellite. This raised three questions for me: 1. What happened in this instance that kept these two together all these years? 2. Where can I turn to find specific details about the history, mission, and intended purpose for any satellite? I was interested in knowing the original purpose for this satellite, but was not having much success looking through the small assortment of Web links I have collected over the years. 3. Can anyone recommend some other neat pairs like this to observe? Thanks! --- Judy _~O __O Judy May email@example.com _-\<,_-\<,_ (*)/---|/-(*) Life is a journey ... Enjoy the ride!