RE: Visually Observed Natural Re-entries of Earth Satellites, Draft #1

From: Ted Molczan (
Date: Mon May 20 2013 - 21:46:47 UTC

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    Thank you Thierry Marais for reminding me that USSTRATCOM incorrectly identified 1990-094C / 20925 as the Proton's
    "platform" or Sredniy perekhodnik (Middle fourth stage shroud). It has long been the consensus that it was the third
    stage (model 8S812), and that the B object was the Sredniy perekhodnik. I have amended the table accordingly:
    The two objects can be distinguished by their time of decay relative launch. The Sredniy perekhodnik has the greater
    A/m, so decays first. 
    Ted Molczan
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