spy satellite to re-enter uncontrolled

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spy satellite to re-enter uncontrolled

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7211443.stm

aparently a US NRO bird has lost power and propulsion and is going to re-enter in an uncontrolled fashion,


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Satellite experts believe this to be USA-193 and a photo of it has been captured by amateur astronomer John Locker, of the Wirral, using an 8in LX90 and a webcam.

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Post by stella »

The Skymania article gives the wrong launch date for USA 193.
It was launched December 14 at 21.00 U.T.
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Thanks Stella. I was a day out but now corrected. Now if only you could use your powers to predict the precise moment of re-entry... :D
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Post by KendalAstronomer »

She's working on it - see the other thread :shock:
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Post by barf »

sorry guys, didnt notice the other thread running,

thanks for moving this one into vis. sat observing,

i would suggest it best to stick with just one thread, perhaps one or the other should be locked?



(edited for me not reading the posts properly :roll: )
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Post by stella »

As noted in the 'plummet' thread, I favour the second half of March for
the final descent.
I'm even prepared to narrow that down even more, by stating that
it will fall in the week following the Equinox.
If my prediction is correct, then we can say that its passes over the
U.K. will occur in daylight, around that time.
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