satellite re-entry

From: Tony Beresford (
Date: Sat Sep 27 2008 - 02:41:21 UTC

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    At 1447-8 UT September 26 2008,or  00:17-8 am Sept 27 Local time,
    a re-entry event was seen by  dozens of persons around
    Adelaide So. Australia  ( 34.9S,138.6E ).
    One person who saw it travel from low in North to overhead
    and then low in South rang me up immediately. He saw it
    for too long an interval for it to be a meteor.
    Multiple components in parallel paths.
    This was the re-entry of 2008 46E, a rocket stage
    left in LEO during the launch of 3 Glosnass satellites a few days ago.
    Tony Beresford
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