Re: Possible deorbit over UK

From: Tony Beresford (aberesford@iprimus.com.au)
Date: Mon Oct 07 2002 - 05:07:56 EDT

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    At 17:33 7/10/02, Dan Andrews wrote:
    >At ~5:55 a.m. BST (~04:55GMT) on the morning of Sunday 6th October an object was seen burning up in the atmosphere on a north-south trajectory over central Britain (53N 0.75W). It is described as being a very bright object passing through the atmosphere at about 3* the visual speed of a commercial aircraft.
    >
    >It is being reported as a metoer/bolide, but the aparant speed seems too low for that, were there any deorbits expected that would agree with the observation??
    >
    >Thanks
    >
    >Dan Andrews (51.99N 0.75W)
    Dan, 
    a check at the OIG website ( only approved persons since sept 11)
    shows no predicted decays around now. The same information is implied
    by the information at Alan Pickup's website.  On an out of date
    list at the OIG site , an old rocket was mentioned for decay,
    but that is still currently in orbit, ( 16.05 revs day), and will need
    a few more days before decay.
    Tony Beresford
    Adelaide, South Australia
    
    
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