Re: Mir & Other Object

J. Donald Gardner (fn470@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Fri, 20 Jun 1997 08:30:50 -0400 (EDT)

Reply to message from of Thu, 19 Jun

>Noted a 10 second -1 mag glint of an object in Mir's orbit plane
>beginning at 01:57:22UTC. Mir crossed nearly the same location at
>02:00:20 UTC,2m58seclater.  Both appeared to be traveling at the 
>same rate of speed.

One possibility may be Cosmos 2053 (NORAD 20389, 89100A) except that 
this appears to drop to the horizon sooner than I recalled from last night.

Don Gardner
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