RE: Possible reentry captured over Chile ?

From: Mark McCarron (mark.mccarron@live.co.uk)
Date: Fri May 10 2013 - 18:05:05 UTC

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    Here is a close up of the debris...looks legit.
    
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYf_v4U2YNk
    
    
    Regards,
    
    Mark McCarron
    
    > From: ssl3molcz@rogers.com
    > To: seesat-l@satobs.org
    > Subject: RE: Possible reentry captured over Chile ?
    > Date: Fri, 10 May 2013 13:54:37 -0400
    > 
    > Carlos Bella wrote:
    > 
    > > A satellite/space debris reentry ?
    > > 
    > > http://www.lanacion.cl/ovnis-o-meteoritos-graban-luces-sobre-cielos-de-temuco/noticias/2013-
    > > 05-09/223731.html
    > > 
    > > ...or a hoax ?
    > 
    > The brief caption lacks detail, but the video looks realistic. The time and location of the sighting correlates with the
    > re-entry of object Bell (13016D / 39145). 
    > 
    > As I write, USSTRATCOM's latest TIP message, which was issued hours after the fact, reports decay at 2013 May 10 00:58
    > UTC +/- 7 min, at 40 S, 287 E (73 W).
    > 
    > Temuco, Chile is located near 38.73 S, 72.58 W, which is close to the re-entry ground track. Local time in effect was
    > UTC-4h; therefore, the reported time of the sighting, May 09 at "about 20:55" local = May 10 00:55 UTC.
    > 
    > Propagating USSTRATCOM's latest TLE (epoch 13129.50367990) using Alan Pickup's Satana/Satevo, yields a TLE that reveals
    > excellent visibility of the re-entry trajectory from Temuco. Track was SW-NE. Culmination was about 40 deg above the SE
    > horizon on May 09 near 20:57 local (May 10 00:57 UTC).
    > 
    > It appears to be a match, Carlos. I would be interested in any other reports of the event that you may find.
    > 
    > Ted Molczan
    > 
    > 
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