Cubesat reentry imminent over Africa

From: Henry Hallam via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:52:42 -0700
Dear satellite observers,

One of Planet Labs' Flock 1 satellites is due to reenter within the
next couple of hours.
We collected some ranging data on it today and produced the following
TLE, which is valid from now through July 11th 01:00 UTC.

http://ephemerides.planet-labs.com/flock1-25-reentry.tle

Reentry track takes it initially over Angola then central and eastern Africa:

http://ephemerides.planet-labs.com/flock1-25-reentry.png

"0743" marks the predicted position at approx 00:20 UTC, which is our
best guess for the reentry time.

Maybe somebody will see a fireball!

Cheers,
Henry
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