Re: Granat

Joan L. Grove Brewer (
Mon, 17 May 1999 21:01:30 -0700

Same problem here in Seattle. Just junk and a few flash fly byes.  Most
everything passes over during the day.

But did you hear the Hubble Space Telescope has lost three of it's six
gyros!  And they are having computer problems too! They announced an
emergency shuttle launch for October--but will that be soon enough. They
have to replace the MAIN computer--I wonder if that is Y2K related or
something other.  10 years is a long time.  One things for sure, they are
finally saying what is bringing these babies down. Corrosive metals loose
their electrical conductivity. In space metals and other materials corrode
very fast.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ed Cannon <>
To: <>
Date: Monday, May 17, 1999 8:28 PM
Subject: Granat

>Too late I developed a hope of seeing Granat before its impending
>demise (predicted for June 3 in Alan Pickup's Decay List #77).
>It appears that from now on the best chances to see it are from
>the southern hemisphere.