Re: Meteor?

Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Thu, 7 Aug 1997 21:45:52 +0100

In message <1.5.4.32.19970807165045.006a89e0@mail.utexas.edu>, Ed Cannon
<ecannon@mail.utexas.edu> writes
>A while ago I received this message from a local media reporter:
>
>> We had some calls about a large "meteor" seen in south Austin 
>> about 8:45 pm on Wednesday, August 6.  Any space-debris 
>> candidates?
>
>I'm requesting more information, but might it have been one of
>the objects predicted for Aug. 7?

Extract from, and update to, my SatEvo decay list #35...

   #    Designation    Name                   ------- Decay -------
                                              Predicted   Actual?

 24853   95- 28 C   Cosmos 2313 deb           July 30.1   July 30.10
 24046   94- 29 CT  STEP-2 Pegasus deb      August  2   August  1
 24464   94- 29 TM  STEP-2 Pegasus deb      August  6   August  3
 24366   94- 29 PT  STEP-2 Pegasus deb      August  7   August  4.2
 24395   94- 29 QY  STEP-2 Pegasus deb      August  7 now August  7.95 ?
 24453   94- 29 TD  STEP-2 Pegasus deb      August  9 now August 10    ?
 24888   97- 38 C   Soyuz TM-26 deb                   now August  7.69 ?
 24801   97- 22 B   Cosmos 2342 SL-6 r1     August  9 now August  7.85 ?
 24887   97- 38 B   Soyuz TM-26 r                     now August  8.6  ?

...so nothing on August 6. :-(

Alan
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