Re: Hope AP forgives me for sharing this with the list!

From: George Olshevsky (george.olshevsky@gmail.com)
Date: Sat May 12 2007 - 14:44:46 EDT

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    On 5/12/07, Leo Barhorst <leo.barhorst@tele2.nl> wrote:
    >
    > "George Olshevsky" <george.olshevsky@gmail.com> wrote:
    > > SpaceTrack lists one object as decayed January 2, 2007, and that's
    > > 22656 1993-031D, an Ariane SPELDA interstage from the ASTRA 1C/ARASENE
    > > launch. That would certainly be large enough to serve as the parent of
    > > the object in the AP article.
    > >
    >
    > Not likely as 1993-31 D was in a 5 degrees inclination orbit.
    > New Jersey is much more to the north.
    
    
    Right! Then it's either uncatalogued debris or, as Ted M. noted, not
    orbited debris at all but some other kind of artificial object from a
    more mundane source. Would be good to debunk this.
    
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