Mir debris, cont.

bjorn@tt-tech.se
Wed, 19 Jun 1996 14:45:31 +0100

Bill Krosney asked :

(I left this empty, and without reply, on previous postings! )

> ... Are trash bag dumps etc. regular events ?....

As evidenced by the 1986-017 LP designation of USSPACECOM #23927
(the latest elset I have seen)
11*24 + 14 =3D 278 objects have been cataloged from Mir.

The oldest piece still in orbit (and not attached) is GFZ-1 #23557,
86-17 JD, which was catalogued 14 months ago. Thus, 59 objects have
been cataloged ( four/month ), so the current activity is unusual.

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