Re: recent decay list?

From: Tony Beresford (
Date: Sun Sep 04 2011 - 06:55:06 UTC

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    At 03:52 PM 4/09/2011, you wrote:
    >At 03:19 PM 4/09/2011, Roger wrote:
    > >I saw a pretty spectacular meteor last night (Sep2nd).    About 05:31
    > >UTC(Sep 3), saw a meteor roughly from north to south.  If it had kept
    > >going, it would have entered the big dipper between Dubhe and Merak
    > >pretty much straight on. It was wider than normal, I couldn't tell if
    > >it was multiple parts breaking up, or just a large fireball from one
    > >piece.   If there was light from the moon, I would have expected to
    > >see a residual smoke trail.
    > >Anybody know if any satellites decayed about that time?
    > >location:
    On checking things out its really to Early for the satellite in question
    and since its in a orbit with an inclination less than your latitude,
    the direction is quite wrong.
    Please remember re-entering satellites are moving
    horizontally at about 7.6 km/second while the average velocity
    of meteors is more like 25km/s and of coarse can be up to 70km/sec.
    Tony Beresford
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