Addendum to Report on Bolivian spheres case of 1979

From: Ted Molczan via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:39:02 -0400
A couple of weeks ago, I published a report on the strong circumstantial case that the fireball sightings and subsequent
discovery of a pair of large metallic spheres, in Bolivia, in August 1979, were due to the re-entry of the Delta second
stage, 1979-072B / 11490. I have appended an addendum that reports new evidence. Below are a couple of quotes and the
link.

Evidence has been discovered of a sighting of the re-entry fireball of 1979-072B, from a location in Chile, 600 km west
of the sites of the Bolivian spheres. In the hamlet of Caquena, in the northern region of Arica y Parinacota, more than
one hundred soldiers observed a phenomenon consistent with a re-entry fireball, that correlates temporally and spatially
with the estimated re-entry trajectory of 1979-072B. This is the first apparent fireball sighting of 1979-072B, that is
sufficiently detailed to provide a meaningful test of the re-entry hypothesis.

The Caquena, Chile sighting is the first evidence that a fireball actually was seen at about the predicted time and in
about the predicted trajectory of 1979-072B, which increases confidence in the already strong circumstantial case. The
author is now convinced beyond a reasonable doubt, but cannot claim infallibility. It remains important to find
additional observations, as well as official information on the precise final orbit of 1979-072B, as discussed in the
Section 7 of the original report.

http://satobs.org/reentry/1979-072B/1979-072B.html#Addendum

Ted Molczan


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