Cosmos-1 - still in orbit?

From: Bruce MacDonald (macdonalddevizes@tiscali.co.uk)
Date: Wed Jun 22 2005 - 15:14:22 EDT

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    On this evening's Channel 4 News in the UK there was a report that faint
    signals had been received from Cosmos-1 from a tracking station in
    Kamchatka, leading to the conclusion that it has been placed in orbit,
    albeit a lower one than planned.
    
    BBC News Online reports here:
    
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4110912.stm
    
    This report is more circumspect and suggests that the bird is lost.  Let's
    hope it has limped into orbit so we can follow its progress.
    
    Best wishes
    
    Bruce
    
    Bruce MacDonald
    COSPAR Site 2751
    Devizes, Wiltshire, UK
    51.3440 N 1.9849 W 125m (WGS84)
    
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