Fwd: Leonids & Satellite Damage

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The Canary Islands had 2000/hr which is 33 a min. or 1 every 2 seconds.
Europe had 500/hr which is 8 a min. or 1 every 7.5 seconds.

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Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 11:45:23 +0000
From: Mike DiMuzio <mdimuzio@cisnet.com>
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Phillip Clark wrote:

> On Wed, 18 Nov 1998, JAY RESPLER wrote:
> > Roger Williams wrote:
> > >  Does anyone know if there were any major incidents
> > > of run-ins between meteors and satellites this week?
> > NY TImes said there were no reports of any damage.
>
> Yesterday evening (Wednesday) I was talking with a friend at JSC involved
> with space debris issues, and he confirmed that there have been no
> reports of any satellites being damaged following the Leonids non-storm.
>
> BTW, I guess that there eare easier ways than trying to freeze myself to
> death.   Outside at 10pm Tuesday evening until 4.45am Wednesday morning
> and saw 5 meteors, one of which was sporadic.   Maybe next year will be a
> decent display, as some are already predicting.
>
> Phillip Clark
>

    Well, most reports place the peak about 12 hours earlier than
the best forecasts.  Peak was about over the Canary Islands instead
of Asia on Tuesday morning.

Mike
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41.087N  80.722W 330 meters

Mike DiMuzio    mdimuzio@cisnet.com



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