Re-entry of 2015-016B seen from Japan

From: Ted Molczan via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2015 08:57:35 -0400
This is a follow up to my message of 2015 Mar 31, in which I reported that the re-entry of 2015-016B / 40543 was imaged
by Masayoshi Ueda, from Habikino, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, on 2015 Mar 29 near 12:49 UTC (21:49 JST):

http://satobs.org/seesat/Mar-2015/0271.html

I have recently learned from Mr. Ueda that the re-entry was recorded by three other meteor cameras in Japan, and that he
had identified the object and computed its trajectory from the imagery:

http://sonotaco.jp/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3482

The additional cameras are located in: Aichi Prefecture; Shiojiri City, Nagano Prefecture; and Ishikawa Prefecture.

One of my GMAT propagations of the final TLE is very close to Mr. Ueda's trajectory, especially in the ground track. The
cameras recorded the early stage of the self-luminous phase of the re-entry.

Ted Molczan


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