Re: Visual Decay Confirmation

Ron Lee (
Mon, 14 Jun 1999 14:08:04 -0600

I have not seen one and might never.  However, without these alerts, I know
I will not see one.  I post info on launches and burns so others MIGHT see
them. In one case I believe someone did see a burn or fuel venting as a

I still want to see a burn at geosynch.  However getting info on burn times
in very difficult but I keep trying.

Ron Lee

At 03:56 PM 6/14/99 EDT, you wrote:
>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
>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
>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