Re: Cosmos 2251 debris

From: T V I (tvinvestigations@yahoo.co.uk)
Date: Tue Feb 17 2009 - 17:35:38 UTC

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    If the report Jim refered to is correct , as compiled by Russian space command , that leaves  just 24 pieces to be associated to iridium ( they said there were only thirty eight trackable chunks post collision )
    
    John
    
    
    
    --- On Tue, 17/2/09, Ralph McConahy <rwmcconahy4@comcast.net> wrote:
    
    > From: Ralph McConahy <rwmcconahy4@comcast.net>
    > Subject: Re: Cosmos 2251 debris
    > To: "seesat-l@satobs.org" <seesat-l@satobs.org>
    > Date: Tuesday, 17 February, 2009, 5:28 PM
    > Edward S Light wrote:
    > 
    > >>Several pieces of Cosmos 2251 debris have been
    > cataloged: 
    > >>33598 ( 93-036E ) and 33757 - 33769 ( 93-036F -
    > 93-036T )
    > >>
    > >>I wonder if all the collision fragments will be so
    > labeled,
    > >>or will some be "Iridium debris"? 
    > 
    > Notice that all those you mentioned have an inclination of
    > 74.
    > Cosmos 2251, pre-collision, had an inclination of 74.
    > 
    > Iridium 33, pre-collision, had an inclination of 86.
    > I suspect that any debris associated with Irid-33 will have
    > an inclination close to 86.
    > 
    > 
    >   Ralph McConahy
    >   38.3306N, 75.6970W, -25m (WGS84)
    > 
    
    
    
          
    
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