Proton obs

Mike Rosseel (
Sat, 31 May 1997 00:45:52 +0200 (MET DST)

Hello all, 
Together with the local astronomy club I observed the proton
rocket tonight at about 20h27 UT in Ostend, Belgium. ( coords in signature
, only 30 km from Tristan ) 
The rocket was about a minute to a minute and a half too late.  
The sat was flashing from mag -2 to invisible.  At 21h56 I tried 
again but saw nothing, but this was a less favourable pass. ( it may have 
been in the shadow, but I was hoping for a nice reentry ;)

On a side note, I just saw some Mir footage showing what I presume was a soyouz, 
inflating a balloon which immediately tore open, after which the soyouz 
had to perform various manouvers to jettison the balloon.  Does anyone 
know the purpose of this experiment ? 
PS : sorry if this appears twice, having some modem trouble

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