Re: Interesting Story In "The Space Review" Web Site Today

From: Björn Gimle via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2018 20:57:25 +0100
I agree with all of your comment, Marco. Very well formulated.


Actually, there are very good reasons to share re-entry alerts.
>
> Even if a re-entry does not often result in ground impacts, they can
> become a
> burden on emergency services if people call in reports of "burning objects
> in
> the sky".
>
> This could (and has, in the past) actually lead to unneccessary deployment
> of
> emergency services, who after initial calls will not know whether this is a
> plane crashing from the sky, a terror attack, or something else.
>
> ...
>
> If re-entry predictions are shared, and as a result (local) authorities
> know in
> advance that something might happen, this actually helps prevent panic.
> Authorities can quickly reassure worried civilians (and press) calling in,
> and
> it can prevent unneccesary deployment of emergency services, which itself
> can
> spook the public.
>
> - Marco
>
>
> -----
> Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.
> e-mail: sattrackcam_at_langbroek.org
>
> Also :"Who on this list wouldn't gladly stand outside in the hopes of
> seeing something with absolutely no worry of being hit by something? "


/Björn



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