Re: Objects close to ISS

From: Tristan Cools (
Date: Tue Oct 09 2001 - 16:04:06 EDT

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    At 13:34 9/10/01 +0200, you wrote:
    >I quite well remember the observing of trashcans from Salyut 6 and 7.
    >Sometimes there were more
    >than a dozen objects close to the station.
    >Have to look in my logs to recall the exact facts.
    I have seen many fragments around Mir but on June 15, 1996 there was a real
    spectacle going on with at least some 35 fragments leading and trailing Mir.
    I was able to identify 86-17KQ, 86-17KU, 86-17KP, 86-17LE, 86-17KL,
    86-17KZ, 86-17LC, 86-17LA, 86-17LK, 86-17LH, 86-17LG and 86-17LR.
    One of these fragments was probably a large inflatable Pepsi can(for
    commercial purposes).  I was never able to assign this Pespsi can to one of
    the Cospar numbers I identified.
    Tristan Cools
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