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

From: Ted Molczan (
Date: Fri May 24 2013 - 13:20:06 UTC

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    Alain Figer wrote:
    > Ted, while staying at ESO (La Silla, Chile) in 1986, I witnessed an impressive satellite re-
    > entry, that was later identified as that of 1986-64B #16921 from NASA 2-Lines (beyond any
    > doubt). My observation is well documented indeed and we were 2 people to witness it at the
    > Observatory.The phenomenon ended at 6h08.0 UTC (2h08m local time) on 2 september 1986. Due to
    > the remoteness of the location that's improbable that somebody else would have reported such
    > an event to local newspapers. I can send you more details concerning this event within a few
    > days.
    Thank you, Alain; the correlation is indeed excellent. Not only was the location remote, but the time of the night was remote, in that most people would have been asleep. I will make certain to include your details in the final product.
    Ted Molczan
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