RE: Request for information FengYun 1C Debris

From: Bob Christy (rdc@zarya.info)
Date: Fri Jan 19 2007 - 17:00:44 EST

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    It could have been Fengyun 1C as target every time.
    
    The satellite had the useful attributes of being old and unservicable but
    still transmitting. Sudden loss of signal would have confirmed the hit. A
    miss would simply have meant it would be available for the 'next time'.
    
    Bob Christy 
    
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Dale Ireland [mailto:direland@drdale.com] 
    > Sent: 19 January 2007 19:57
    > To: SeeSat-L@satobs.org
    > Subject: RE: Request for information FengYun 1C Debris
    > 
    > Well, safety is pretty obviously not one of their major 
    > concerns. Someone
    > said this was their 4th attempt. Over what time span? 
    > What other satellites were the targets of the "cascading 
    > debris" theory?
    > Dale
    > 
    > 
    > > An interesting problem though:
    > > According to
    > > http://www.globalsecurity.org/space/world/china/xichang.htm , 
    > > range safety concerns constrain the launch azimuth to between 
    > > 94 and 104 degrees or approximately EAST. How did they shoot 
    > > something to the WEST?
    > > -Tyler
    > 
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