RE: Request for information FengYun 1C Debris

From: Dale Ireland (
Date: Fri Jan 19 2007 - 15:36:16 EST

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     Wouldn't the booster debris from such a ballistic launch make it back to
    the ground without burning up. Has anyone calculated the potential landing
    area for such debris?
    > I suggest that any leftovers (boosters, etc.) would not go in orbit. 
    > The spaceref article
    > ( said 
    > that the target was 4 degrees west (about 390km overland at 
    > that latitude) and its altitude about 865km. The angle of 
    > attack would be something around 66deg - pretty steep for 
    > objects to enter orbit. I strongly doubt it went straight up, 
    > turned sideways near 800km and reached orbital speed.
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