Re: Cosmos 1833r and 2227r

Bjoern Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Sat, 15 Jun 1996 08:42:00 +0200 (MET DST)

I wrote:
>>Cosmos 1833/2227 rockets may come within 1 km of each other on June 22 ?
>
Robert Reeves <rreeves@connecti.com> wrote:
>Nuts!  By the time I see them it will be just after midnight local time,
>Sunday morning June 23, and they will be about 550 miles apart.
>

Why wait til Sunday ? With TrakStar I get the time 09:34:11, distance 774 m.
Cola gave 0.7 km at 09:34:07.2

Your best chance would be at 05:33 on June 22 ( over western Texas, 110 km 
apart ?). Closing the gap at 07:10 from California, excellent pass over
western Alaska (blue skies?) and shadow entry over Hawaii, half an orbit
before the near collision.

I didn't check your Sunday 550 miles, it sounds too much, and they should
make a visible pair anyway.

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