Dove-1 (39144) reentry imminent

From: Henry Hallam (
Date: Fri Apr 26 2013 - 23:26:19 UTC

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    Dear skywatchers,
    Object 39144 is Cosmogia's Dove-1 nanosatellite.  (It is currently
    misidentified on Space-track as Alexander, but 39144 is definitely
    Dove-1).  Space track is predicting reentry for 2013-04-27 14:36:00
    but due to commanded attitude changes we believe it will decay before
    then.  It should produce a nice fireball somewhere!
    Here is an alternate TLE to the space-track one - being so low, we're
    not sure which is more accurate at this point:
    1 00001U          13116.83333333  .07659300  00000-0  11402-2 0 00005
    2 00001 051.6165 283.3296 0010633 313.3498 277.5486 16.33385748000056
    This was produced from our radio observations.
    We're refining our reentry predictions and will post a time and ground
    track when we have a good idea.
    If you happen to observe the reentry, please let us know!
    Henry Hallam
    Dove-1 operations team
    Cosmogia, inc.
    San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
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