Re: ERBS Having Problems

Tristan Cools (
Tue, 19 Jan 1999 22:37:24 +0100 (CET)

At 11:35 19-01-99 -0500, you wrote:
>Hello all,
>Anyone observer ERBS lately? Might want to keep an eye on this one, seems
>to be having major problems;

Was or is it still active ????   I believe it was released from a shuttle in
1984.  So 15 years is certainly a long operational lifetime for a
satellite.(non communications)

I believe it had the facility to be retrieved by a shuttle but I'm not sure
of this.
I have observed it a lot of times but not recently however.


Tristan Cools
BWGS Member - Belgian Working Group Satellites

Observing at: Damse Vaart: 3.2486E/51.2279N/Rijckevelde:
3.2867E/51.2054N/Brugge: 3.1611E/51.2108N