Report: USA 193 fragments re-entry observed from Prince George, BC

From: Eric Briggs (
Date: Thu Feb 21 2008 - 05:48:52 UTC

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    A message posted on the mailing list of the Royal Astronomical Society of
    Canada says in part:
    >at approx. 19:43 PDT while observing the lunar eclipse at the PGAO (53 45'
    29" N   122 50' 56" W) a group of
    >about 30 people, PG Centre members and public, witnessed what we assume was
    the demise of the spy
    >satellite USA 193.
    >Many debris trails were witnessed moving from south-west to north-east at
    high altitude. One was especially
    >bright and long lasting. I can recall about 6 bright trails and 15 fainter
    >The debris trails seemed to come in "waves" with the first wave being
    brighter than the debris that followed
    >behind it. The trails seemed to be in a fan shape with the trails being
    wider apart in the north-east than they
    >were in the south-est.
    >Brian Battersby, Prince George Centre RASC
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