Re: Decay Alert DM-3

From: Daniel Deak (
Date: Thu Nov 28 2002 - 08:01:52 EST

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    Hi all,
    Lucille and I woke up 5 minutes before the predicted pass of the stage and, with 
    a very nice sky, were able to see it zip through the northeastern sky at an 
    incredible speed. It came out af shadow low in the northwest and it took only a 
    minute before it became too faint toward the east. Its magnitude was about zero 
    with an irregular variation to mag +1. No trail was seen but the sky was not 
    dark due to twilight. Time of obs was 11:20 UTC, Nov. 28, with the object being 
    about a minute late with Alan's predicted elset :
    Astra 1K Blok DM3 r                              124 x 121 km
    1 27558U 02053B   02332.39334204  .49062868  28773+1  21063-3 0 90192
    2 27558  51.5593  46.3984 0002382 181.4584 178.5409 16.56346776   406
    Daniel Deak
    representant, projet spatial Starshine
    L'Avenir, Quebec
    COSPAR site 1747 : 45.7275N, 72.3526W, 191 m., UTC-4:00
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