Re: Re-entries in June 9

From: Harro.Zimmer (
Date: Mon Jun 19 2000 - 11:56:33 PDT

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    We had 3 registered re-entries on june 9:
    1996-027B (#23858) ATLAS - CENTAUR R/B : Not visible on the observers site
    (decay far south and not in time; i = 3.99°)
    1970-025 HF (#04985) THORAD AGENA DEBRIS : Not in time and place
    1994-029QE  (#24377) PEGASUS DEBRIS: With the last released ELSET (Epoch June 9,
    07:43 UT) there is a pass around 13:53 UTC, moving from AZ  210.9° to 354.8°.
    Maximum elevation: 13:53:01 UTC, AZ 283.9°, EL: 20.92°. 
    But I think this is not one of the two "fireballs". I see problems with the 
    observation times and the moving directions.
    Both debris objects are very small pieces. The radar cross section of the PEGASUS 
    DEB is only 0.0908 mē. There are - as usual - also no official decay times.
    I believe the Chinese observers have really seen fireballs. Could be the Event 2
    a early member of the Scopius-Sagittarii stream ?
    Berlin, Germany
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