Re: Decay date of a KH 8-52 SRV revealed

From: Marco Langbroek (
Date: Fri Jan 11 2013 - 09:35:49 UTC

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    Op 11-1-2013 6:44, Ted Molczan schreef:
    >The Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center (CMOC) Space
    > Vault tracked the bucket with its Space Surveillance Network radars, and the Aerospace Fusion Center captured data from
    > the Defense Support Program's (DSP) infrared sensors that observed the bucket's re-entry, and provided a near-real-time
    > assessment of impact location."
    This statement in addition implies that the DSP satellites are indeed able to 
    detect a reentry, which is an interesting piece of information. Some (in the 
    context of a.o. the UARS reentry) had doubted that, arguing DSP satellites need 
    a fireball of at least mag. -18.
    - Marco
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