Re: HTV 1 rocket re-entry ?

From: Robert Holdsworth (robbonz1@xtra.co.nz)
Date: Wed Sep 16 2009 - 10:37:43 UTC

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    As far as I know this is the only public source of information on the time 
    and location of this decay:
    
    http://www.reentrynews.com/2009048b.html
    
    According to that it passed over Australia shortly before decay but I am not 
    so far aware of any sighting reports-  (it was daylight at the time.)
    
    Other information is available for subscribers to http://www.space-track.org 
    so you may wish to consider applying for that.  I have checked that for any 
    other possible candidates without success.
    
    The alleged Belgian sighting cannot have been the HTV rocket which would 
    have been well and truly history by 1530 UTC on 14th September.  We had an 
    overhead pass around 1800 UTC just before Marco's observation at 1939 the 
    previous evening (morning our time), but it was cloudy and daylight here.  I 
    was rather relieved that the rocket lasted long enough for pieces not to 
    arrive on my doorstep or through my roof :-)
    
    (Perhaps the sighting at the time of a tiger meet relates to William Blake's 
    famous poem "tiger tiger burning bright?" :-)
    
    Robert Holdsworth
    Wainuiomata
    New Zealand
    174.948E
    41.261S
    
    
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Tristan Cools" <tristan.cools@gmail.com>
    To: "Seesat-L" <seesat-l@satobs.org>
    Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 11:07 PM
    Subject: HTV 1 rocket re-entry ?
    
    
    Hello,
    
    I suppose that reentry of the rocket did occure yesterday september
    14.  Is there a source or can somebody compile some reentry times and
    coordinates of this object  ?
    
    We had a so called ufo-sighting over Roeselare Belgium yesterday at
    approximately 15:30 UTC.
    Maybe this has something to do with re-entry of this object.(it could
    be false alarm because this could also be related to the tiger meet
    which is beŽing held over here)
    
    Did anyone ever see a satellite re-entry in daylight conditions ?
    
    Tristan Cools
    BWGS
    
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