Re: Starliner OFT-2 estimated elset

From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2022 15:59:07 +0200
Op 19-5-2022 om 14:47 schreef Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l:

> Observers in/around Greece might perhaps see the deorbit burn of the Centaur 
> upper stage near 23:20 UT (02:20 am local Greek time).


It was pointed out to me that this will actually be a fuel dump only - not a 
reentry burn too as usual. The orbit of the Centaur is such that it will reenter 
without a burn, apparently.

As the dump is in earth shadow, this unfortunately means that nothing will be 
visible (as the dumped cloud of fuel droplets will n ot be illuminated).

- Marco

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