Visual Decay Confirmation
Mon, 14 Jun 1999 15:56:06 EDT

I find all of these decay alerts very interesting, but how often are these 
decays actually observed visually by a person on the ground?  I've subscribed 
to this mailing list for probably at least a year now and read nearly 
everything but can't recall anyone ever posting an observation report of a 
satellite decay.  I do remember seeing some links to articles at various news 
websites about satellite decays observed by the general public, but not by 
anyone on this list.  Perhaps my memory is just short.  I am wondering how 
lucky you have to be to actually observe a decay and how often someone on 
this list does.  I look forward to any stories that come out of this message.

Quinn McCleery
Raleigh, NC