[amsat-bb] Re: Space Debris: Predicted near impact for AO-51

wouter weggelaar pa3weg at amsat.org
Mon Apr 12 03:20:23 PDT 2010

It seems to me that everyone in LEO is getting warnings now.
Unfortunately that crash caused a lot of debris.
Delfi-C3 made it through ok, as well as the other cubes on our launch.
so good luck to AO-51!

Wouter Weggelaar PA3WEG
Delfi-C3 mission ops team

On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 5:45 AM, Tom Clark, K3IO <K3IO at verizon.net> wrote:
> The Joint Space Operations Center at Vandenberg AFB has reported that
> AO-51 will have a ~200 meter (i.e. 2 football fields) approach to object
> #34890 at 08:51Z on April 13th.
> Object #34890 (see http://www.n2yo.com/satellite/?s=34890 and
> http://celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/iridium-33-debris.txt) is one piece
> of the more than 500 pieces of debris left over after the Iridium-33 --
> Kosmos-2251 collision on Feb. 10,2009 (see
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_satellite_collision). The total mass
> of the two spacecraft was about 1600 kg (well over one ton).
> You can get an HD movie animation of the Iridium/Kosmos collision here
> (warning -- 50 MB ZIP file).
> 73, Tom
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