Re: Sputnik 1: T+ 50

From: Igor Lissov (
Date: Fri Oct 05 2007 - 00:06:29 EDT

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    Of course I'm not a Sputnik man but I should thank Mr. Molczan for
    the kind words and congratulations. I really look forward to his analysis
    of the object 00001 orbit as well as the memoirs of people like
    Russell Eberst and Michael Waterman whose experience in
    satellite observation goes, I believe, to the days of Sputnik.
    Igor Lissov
    Moscow, Russia
    > Congratulations to our Russian friends on the 50th anniversary of the
    launch of
    > Sputnik 1.
    > It was also the launch of satellite observation, so it is a dual
    > here on SeeSat-L.
    > I encourage one and all to share your thoughts on the significance of
    Sputnik 1,
    > or your stories about tracking the early the satellites.
    > A quick personal note: in celebration of Sputnik 1, I am producing a
    > orbital elements history of its final stage rocket, through analysis of
    > observations by Moonwatch and professional observers.
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