Mir reentry, more

From: Allen Thomson (thomsona@flash.net)
Date: Mon Oct 23 2000 - 07:51:34 PDT

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    More details, courtesy of James Oberg:
    
    > Russian experts draft Mir space lab sinking scenario
    > Sunday, October 22, 2000 3:23 AM EST
       [EXCERPTS]
    >      MOSCOW, October 22 (Itar-Tass) - Russian experts chose one of the
    four
    > possible scenarios to end the life of 15-year old 130-ton Mir space
    station
    > and are now awaiting for a government decision. "The preliminary scenario
    of
    > sinking the Mir which can be accomplished in February 2001 has been
    prepared",
    > deputy  mission head Viktor Blagov told Tass on Sunday...
    >      The chosen scenario envisages that two Progress cargo spaceships will
    > lower the Mir orbit to 80 kilometers and the space lab will then enter the
    > dense layers of the atmosphere where most of it will burn down. The
    remains
    > of the station will fall in a fixed area of the Pacific Ocean.
    
    
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