Re: Object 27394 = 01-051C

From: Antonín Vítek (avitek@lib.cas.cz)
Date: Wed Mar 20 2002 - 08:45:58 EST

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    This object is microsatellite Kolibri (AKA Kolibri-2000), ejected from
    canister, attached to the Progress.docking system before departure from
    ISS.
    Assembled under direction of Institute of Space Reasearch (=Institut
    kosmicheskikh issledovanii), Russia Academy of Science. This satellite will
    be used by Russian and Australian high school students. It measures
    magnetic fields in LEO (?). Gravity gradient stabilization. Expected
    lifetime 4 - 6 months.
    
    Edward S Light wrote:
    
    > OIG is giving elements for an "unknown" objects 27394 = 01-051C. This
    > is apparently a new component of the just-decayed Progress M1-7; does
    > anyone on the list have any details? Is it a miniscule piece of debris?
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > Clear and dark skies!
    >    Ed Light
    > Lakewood, NJ, USA
    >
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