ok did I see the delta rocket

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Tue May 02 2006 - 22:06:02 EDT

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    Justin of spaceflight now, sent me a email about my message saying the dropped the orbit of the
    delta rocket.
    
    http://www.satobs.org/seesat/May-2006/0028.html
    
    Problem he says the 
    
    That actually happened immediately after CloudSat separation as part
    of the collision avoidance and propellant depletion maneuvers.
    
    And that
    
    The disposal orbit should be 105x347 nautical miles at 103.32deg 
    inclination following the depletion burn at T+2hours, 29minutes
    
    Yet I observed something on Apr 29
    
    http://www.kfetter.com/satvideo/042906/29109.wmv
    
    Which matchs the rocket in this orbit.
    
    DELTA 2 R/B
    1 29109U 06016C   06119.28123963  .00007790  00000-0  15556-2 0    49
    2 29109 098.2360 062.4277 0003269 291.8996 068.2156 14.62178048   103
    
    A screen shot of where it was at the time I observed it, according to guide 8
    
    http://www.kfetter.com/rocket/object.jpg
    
    So If it's not the rocket, what else could it be, I so far get no matching object to what I
    observed. So I still think they dropped the rocket's orbit recently, as shown on space track.
    
    Kevin
    
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