Re: BBC CGRO link

From: Phillip Clark (psclark@dircon.co.uk)
Date: Sun May 28 2000 - 07:01:26 PDT

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    NASA issued a press release about the plans to de-orbit CGRO on
    Friday.   Four manoeuvres to lower the orbit are planned: May 31 at 01.54,
    June 1 at 02.41, June 4 at 05.37 and June 4 at 07.05 - all GMT.   The
    final manoeuvre is the one planned to bring the spacecraft back into the
    atmosphere.   The planned post-manoeuvre orbits were not given in the
    releases.
    
    It is expected that around six tonnes of metal will survive re-entry to
    splash down in the Pacific Ocean: well, hopefully the Pacific Ocean.
    
    The demise of CGRO will be sad for me because it was the only launch which
    I have attended.
    
    Phillip Clark
    
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    Specialist in "space archeology" - the older and more obscure the more 
    interesting it is !
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