RE: satellite burn-up

From: Tony Beresford (
Date: Mon Jun 09 2008 - 10:42:30 UTC

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    At 05:30 PM 9/06/2008, you wrote:
    >Hi all,
    >I just received this report of a possible re-entry from a Heavens-Above
    >user. Any ideas what it could have been?
    >Chris Peat
    Chris and others,
    I have queried Noel about the length of time involved in his observation.
    It is geometrically impossible to observe a re-entering satellite for 
    10 minutes.
    This point has to be cleared up before any further comment, just to make sure
    there wasn't a typo. Of course 10 minutes makes an ID with a meteor 
    impossible too.
    Tony Beresford  
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