Chinese rocket obs

Tristan Cools (tcools@nic.INbe.net)
Mon, 22 Sep 1997 21:58:06 +0200 (MET DST)

Hello,

I saw the Chinese rocket(this is what I believe it is) again this
evening(Sep 22).  I recommend this object for those who want to see bright
objects.  It had a good passage through Andromeda and Pegasus and reached
about magnitude 0.  No flash behaviour could be seen and with the elements
below it was about 5 seconds late.

According to Alan's Satevo decay prediction it will re-enter on October 9.

24930
1 24930U 97048  F 97264.55266643  .00724401 -15115-5  43454-3 0   532
2 24930  86.3347 116.0285 0254727  91.6068 271.4396 15.75834343  3100


Greetings,
Tristan Cools
tcools@nic.INbe.net
BWGS member(Belgian Working Group Satellites)

Damse Vaart:    3.2478E/51.2277N 3.75m
Rijckevelde:    3.2856E/51.2045N 6.25m
Brugge     :    3.2166E/51.2104N 5m