Re: Leonids & Satellite Damage

Phillip Clark (
Thu, 19 Nov 1998 07:28:21 +0000 (GMT)

On Wed, 18 Nov 1998, JAY RESPLER wrote:
> Roger Williams wrote:
> >  Does anyone know if there were any major incidents
> > of run-ins between meteors and satellites this week?
> NY TImes said there were no reports of any damage.

Yesterday evening (Wednesday) I was talking with a friend at JSC involved 
with space debris issues, and he confirmed that there have been no 
reports of any satellites being damaged following the Leonids non-storm.

BTW, I guess that there eare easier ways than trying to freeze myself to 
death.   Outside at 10pm Tuesday evening until 4.45am Wednesday morning 
and saw 5 meteors, one of which was sporadic.   Maybe next year will be a 
decent display, as some are already predicting.

Phillip Clark

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