Re: Cosmos 2450 rocket on the way down- NIL seen

From: Robert Holdsworth (
Date: Mon May 04 2009 - 16:19:33 UTC

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    The Space-Track prediction continues to be of interest.
    Nothing seen here in partly cloudy conditions.
    The pass is was northeast to southeast here which is not my best direction 
    owing to the highest hills being there.  However the predicted elevation was 
    such that it should still have been above the hills.  It was not an 
    illuminated pass so something would only have been seen if decay occurred 
    As it is early morning it is likely that any sighting reports from elsewhere 
    in the country would not come through for a while and I am off back to bed, 
    I will not be relaying any reports till later.
    It should also be borne in mind that first final reports from Space-Track 
    are rarely final!
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Robert Holdsworth" <>
    To: "Seesat List" <>
    Sent: Monday, May 04, 2009 7:47 PM
    Subject: Cosmos 2450 rocket on the way down
    > Here we go again- Cosmos 2450 rocket is on the way to decay and we have an 
    > early morning pass around 1600 UTC (0400) local.
    > As I am not permitted to repeat in here what Space Track has to say about 
    > it I will have to let it speak for itself....
    > Suffice it to say (a) I will definitely be dragging myself out of bed to 
    > check on it (b) the above mentioned pass happens to coincide with the 
    > Eta-Aquarids so it is very likely that should decay happen then it could 
    > easily be misinterpreted as a meteor by the uninformed.
    > Robert
    > Wainuiomata
    > New Zealand
    > 174.948E
    > 41.261S
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