Re: Cosmos 2450 rocket on the way down- NIL seen

From: Robert Holdsworth (robbonz1@xtra.co.nz)
Date: Tue May 05 2009 - 08:01:10 UTC

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    The "final final" report from Space-Track shows why nothing was seen though 
    the object must have been very close to the atmosphere at the time I was 
    checking.
    
    Daniel's maps showing the ground track of this object and also of the GOCE 
    Rockot/Rocket confirm that in both cases they were rather a close call!
    
    Soon we will have  a Minotaur at around 40 degrees and a Soyuz R/B at 51 
    degrees to keep an eye on....
    
    Robert
    
    
    
    
    
    > The Space-Track prediction continues to be of interest.
    >
    > Nothing seen here in partly cloudy conditions.
    >
    > >
    > It should also be borne in mind that first final reports from Space-Track 
    > are rarely final!
    >
    > Robert
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > ----- Original Message ----- 
    > From: "Robert Holdsworth" <robbonz1@xtra.co.nz>
    > To: "Seesat List" <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    > Sent: Monday, May 04, 2009 7:47 PM
    > Subject: Cosmos 2450 rocket on the way down
    >
    >
    >> Here we go again- Cosmos 2450 rocket is on the way to decay and we have 
    >> an early morning pass around 1600 UTC (0400) local.
    >>
    >> As I am not permitted to repeat in here what Space Track has to say about 
    >> it I will have to let it speak for itself....
    >>
    >> Suffice it to say (a) I will definitely be dragging myself out of bed to 
    >> check on it (b) the above mentioned pass happens to coincide with the 
    >> Eta-Aquarids so it is very likely that should decay happen then it could 
    >> easily be misinterpreted as a meteor by the uninformed.
    >>
    >> Robert
    >> Wainuiomata
    >> New Zealand
    >> 174.948E
    >> 41.261S
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