RE: This is a job for SeeSat! (decayed satellite)

From: Ted Molczan (
Date: Mon Jun 23 2003 - 13:28:01 EDT

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    David Anderman wrote:
    > According to this web site:
    > some sort of Russian satellite decayed some years and a major piece is now 
    > in the local museum in Culiacan, Sinaloa. The site says that the most 
    > likely object is Cosmos 2283, a RORSAT. If so, what are chances that this 
    > piece, the rear propulsion cover, is radioactive, and thus threatening the 
    > health of the museum staff, if not the students there?
    Cosmos 2283 was an EORSAT, not a RORSAT. EORSATs are not nuclear-powered, so
    risk to health should be nil.
    Ted Molczan
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