Re: Decay ?

From: Alan Pickup (
Date: Mon Mar 04 2002 - 16:39:24 EST

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    Björn Gimle writes
    >That looks like a very normal meteorite speed - at least 10 °/s ie. 20 km/s
    >at 115 km range.
    >Would have to be unnaturally close if it were a satellite at <8km/s.
    I have to agree that the angular velocity is much too high for this to 
    be a satellite re-entry. However, neither is it a meteorite, which most 
    of us only see while stationary on the ground or in a museum ;-)
    It was probably a meteor.
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