Direct observation of Cosmos 398 reentry

J.M.Marchant (jmm@ukc.ac.uk)
Tue, 19 Dec 1995 11:19:09 +0000

We've just got the latest (Dec 18/25) Aviation Week here: it says that 
Cosmos 398 "was observed entering the atmosphere over the Atlantic Ocean 
by a U.S. Air Force/TRW Defense Support Program (DSP) missile warning 
satellite in geosynchronous orbit". It goes on to say that "it fell into 
the atmosphere and impacted about 200 miles north of the Falkland Islands
at 2040 GMT".

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