RE: somewhat OT: another Chinese ASAT?

From: Chris Zietkiewicz (mtnresearch@gmail.com)
Date: Tue Jul 20 2010 - 00:07:28 UTC

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    Any significant debris generating event would be covered in Orbital Debris
    Quarterly News found here:
    
    http://orbitaldebris.jsc.nasa.gov/newsletter/newsletter.html
    
    but I find nothing like this mentioned.  The back issues are fascinating;
    see the January 2010 issue for interesting summary charts showing debris
    growth over the last 70 years.
    
    Debris from the deliberate destruction of Fengyun-1C will need 100 to 150
    years to re-enter.  In comparison, I understand that all debris from the
    deliberate destruction of NRO Launch 21 by the US on 2-18-08 re-entered
    within 1 year.  
    
    Chris Zietkiewicz
    
    -----Original Message-----
    From: seesat-l-bounces+mtnresearch=gmail.com@satobs.org
    [mailto:seesat-l-bounces+mtnresearch=gmail.com@satobs.org] On Behalf Of
    Marco Langbroek
    Sent: Monday, July 19, 2010 3:05 PM
    To: satelliet lijst (SeeSat)
    Subject: somewhat OT: another Chinese ASAT?
    
    http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2010-07/19/content_10121179.htm
    
    Claims of another ASAT by the Chinese in January this year. Not too reliable
    I 
    suggest. I would expect loads of debris to appear on Space-Track if this was
    true.
    
    - Marco
    
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    Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.
    e-mail: sattrackcam@wanadoo.nl
    
    Cospar 4353 (Leiden):   52.15412 N, 4.49081 E (WGS84), +0 m ASL
    Cospar 4354 (De Wilck): 52.11685 N, 4.56016 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
    SatTrackCam: http://home.wanadoo.nl/marco.langbroek/satcam.html
    Station (b)log: http://sattrackcam.blogspot.com
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