RE: unid 20051030

From: Ted Molczan (seesat@rogers.com)
Date: Sun Oct 30 2005 - 15:24:05 EST

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    Ed Cannon's UNID object appears to be a piece of NOSS-related debris. It may be
    83008B / 13792, the plume shield from the NOSS 1-4 launch, known as LiPS 2,
    which stands for Living Plume Shield, as described here:
    
    http://code8200.nrl.navy.mil/lips.html
    
    They have been observed on occasion, but are difficult to track because they
    tend to be faint. Ed apparently had a very favourable pass.
    
    The following search elements fit Ed's points well, so I believe there is a
    reasonable chance to recover the object, especially with the aid of binoculars:
    
    LIPS 2           0.1  1.9  0.0  7.7 d
    1 70000U          05303.05361527  .00000186  00000-0  10000-3 0    09
    2 70000  63.3300 159.3260 0641000  59.3223 306.9373 13.40000000    04
    
    Ted Molczan
    
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