Shavit 3rd stage decay mysterie

From: Marco Langbroek (marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl)
Date: Thu Jul 10 2008 - 07:07:34 UTC

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    Hi all,
    
    This seems to have escaped the attention of the Seesat list, but was mentioned 
    on the Met-list:
    
    http://www.meteoritecentral.com/mailing-list-archives.html
    
    Newspaper-item from the message: http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1000206.html
    
    A fireball seen from Israel and Cyprus around 17:15 UTC on the 8th.
    
    Rob Matson then pointed out this seems to be related to the near-decay Israeli 
    Shavit 3rd stage (07-025B):
    
    http://www.meteoritecentral.com/mailing-list-archives.html
    
    Point is: the fit is very neat, but....07-025B had not yet decayed by that time 
    and was still too high for any luminous phenomena by atmospheric friction. So a 
    bit of a mysterie there. Rob suggests it might have shed something though which 
    did decay. It is interesting to look at the orbital decay of 07-025B around this 
    time for clues.
    
    - Marco
    
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