Re: FW: Spacecraft re-entry.

From: Björn Gimle via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 12:22:12 +0100
Falcon debris #46802 was predicted by Heavens-Above to pass S of
Hartlepool  at 38 degrees altitude at 04:42 UT on Nov.18

I browsed SpaceTrack decay predictions, but did not discover this object
there.
But in Joseph Remis' mail group message I found :
tis 17 nov. 18:28  2nd update: Current decay prediction:
November 18, 2020 UTC 11h19mn ± 6h
Last TLE epoch: 322.4497
barely before his prediction interval,

and predicted to pass in the S 04:42
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Björn Gimle, COSPAR 5919
59.2617 N, 18.6169 E, 51 m
Satellite observation formats described:
http://www.satobs.org/position/IODformat.html
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Den tors 19 nov. 2020 kl 09:43 skrev Chris Peat via Seesat-l <
seesat-l_at_satobs.org>:

> Hi all,
>
> I just received this possible re-entry sighting report from a Heavens-Above
> user. Does anyone have any ideas?
>
>
>
> Chris Peat
>
>
>
>
>
> From: Peter Todd [mailto:prtodd_at_live.co.uk]
> Sent: 19 November 2020 09:32
> To: Chris.Peat_at_heavens-above.com
> Subject: Spacecraft re-entry.
>
>
>
> Hi
>
>
>
> Yesterday at approximately 04.45 GMT I witnessed a 'spacecraft' re-entering
> the atmosphere. I live in Hartlepool UK and was looking towards the south
> when the event occurred. The object was travelling from west to east at an
> approximate 30 degree elevation. Length was in the order for three moon
> diameters. Said object had a faint 'nucleus' with tightly bound streams of
> orange 'sparks'. I was able to follow the path ocross 90 degrees until the
> object passed behind some threes. There were no 'flares', nor did the
> object
> obviously disintegrate.
>
>
>
> Any ideas?
>
>
>
> Regards
>
>
>
> Peter
>
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