Re: Cosmos Illustration: Accurate?

From: Russell Eberst (eberst@blueyonder.co.uk)
Date: Sat Feb 21 2009 - 10:56:26 UTC

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    Bjoern Gimle@GlocalNet wrote:
    > The second image in the left bar is NOT an Iridium, and
    > the fifth, supposed to be CÚrise 1, I don't know, and
    > the third (debris cloud) looks very much like an "artist's conception" 
    > like the "Iridium".
    >
    > ----- Original Message -----
    >> Can anyone verify that this is in fact an accurate illustration of
    >> Cosmos 2251? It's very different from others claimed to be of the
    >> Strela model in question.
    >>
    >> http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/02/photogalleries/satellite-collision-pictures/index.html 
    >>
    >>
    The caption to the fifth image states "The satellite collision on 
    January 10, 2009, by contrast, added hundreds of pieces of debris to the 
    thousands tracked by the U.S. government."
    
    Oh no, another one. Or did they mean FEBRUARY 10?
    
    regards
    Russell
    
    
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