Re: Leonids & Satellite Damage

Mike DiMuzio (
Thu, 19 Nov 1998 11:45:23 +0000

Phillip Clark wrote:

> 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

    Well, most reports place the peak about 12 hours earlier than
the best forecasts.  Peak was about over the Canary Islands instead
of Asia on Tuesday morning.

41.087N  80.722W 330 meters

Mike DiMuzio