Re: COSMOS 2053 RK

JAY RESPLER (jrespler@superlink.net)
Wed, 06 Oct 1999 01:32:45 -0400

Sue (and others) wrote:

> > From: JAY RESPLER <jrespler@superlink.net>
> > Cosmos 2053 Rk is rapidly tumbling after the explosion.
> 
> Explosion...?!?  Did I miss something?

Just the Big Bang   :)

Here's the original alert:

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Subject:             20390 flashing
  Resent-Date:             Thu, 3 Jun 1999 04:54:23
 Resent-From:             SeeSat-L@blackadder.lmsal.com
 
I observed a fair pass of (20390) Cosmos 2053 rocket body on 3 June 1999 at
0207 UT and it showed clear flashes at a rate of 4 or 5 per second.
Magnitude +4 at a range of about 900km. Can someone confirm this please? On
May 30, a better pass showed it as apparently steady in the east post sunset
according to my video tape. This was a western pass post sunset. On April
18, 1999 this rocket experienced a breakup producing at least 40 short-lived
pieces.
thanks,
Paul
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