Another AO-51 Collision???


K6LCS <clintbrad4d@...>
 

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 can be tracked at ...

http://www.n2yo.com/satellite/?s=34890

... or ...

http://celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/iridium-33-debris.txt

It is one piece of the more than 500 pieces of debris left over after the Iridium-33 --
Kosmos-2251 collision on Feb. 10,2009. That event has been written up on Wikipedia ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_satellite_collision

The total mass of the two spacecraft was about 1600 kg (well over one ton).

73, Tom