||John Vasquez of the Naval Research
Laboratory prepares Starshine 1 for
vibration test. Photo by
Michael A. Savell.
Starshine 3 Re-entry Bulletin -Jan 21, 2003 06:26 AM EST
STARSHINE 3 RE-ENTERED AND BURNED UP IN THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE AT APPROXIMATELY 0540 HOURS UTC
(A LITTLE PAST MIDNIGHT EASTERN STANDARD TIME, FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO LIVE IN THE USA). We are
presently waiting for sighting reports, if any, and for final data from the U.S. Air Force and
U.S. Navy satellite tracking networks to learn exactly when and where it flamed out. We will post
all relevant information here as soon as it is received.
January 21, 2003 (11:26UT)
If you sighted the re-entry fireball, please send an email to the project director
t email@example.com. In your message, please state your physical location when you saw
it, as precisely as possible, and give us a narrative description of the appearance and
description of the fireball. If you also obtained one or more images of it, please include
that information in your message, together with your name, email address and telephone number.
You will be contacted immediately and given information on where to send your image or images for
evaluation by our panel of astrophotographers.
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