Re: Historic ASAT test

From: Leo Barhorst (leo.barhorst@tele2.nl)
Date: Thu Sep 20 2007 - 10:44:07 EDT

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    It sure was Solwind.
    
    Below is the entry in the RAE table.
    
    D  Solwind (P78-1)#  1979-]7 A   1979 Feb 24.35    -            - 
    1979 Feb 25.3   97.65    96.36   6961   563   602               0.003 
    304
    
       [Atlas 39F/OIS]   [11278]     2393.51 days      850
    
                        VDB-SLC3W   1985 Sep 13.86
    
    
    
    D  Solwind           1979-17 B   1979 Feb 24.35    Sphere-cone  1.32 long 
    1979 Feb 24.6   97.66    96.34   6960   562   601               0.003 
    306
    
       Star-27 stage     [11279]     1690 days         66?          0.94 dia
    
                                    1983 Oct 11
    
    
    
    D  Fragments         1979-17 C-LZ                  286 pieces, all have 
    decayed                     For orbital information see extra pages at the 
    end of the year
    
    
    
    #  Solwind was destroyed over the Pacific Ocean, 1985 Sep 13.86, by impact 
    of a Miniature Homine Vehicle (MHV) fired from a USAF F-15 in the
    
       first US ASAT test against a target in space.
    
    
    Greetings and clear skies
    Leo Barhorst - Medemblik - The Netherlands
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