RE:(meteorobs) MIR and pings?

-------------------- Begin Original Message --------------------

Message text written by INTERNET:meteorobs@jovian.com


 I was wondering, IF and when MIR ( Got choked up today when I heard the 
news about it) burns in the atmosphere would our radio meteor equiptment
detect any type of pings or is it that MIR would not be a good reflector
to deflect radio/TV station signals?



-------------------- End Original Message --------------------


It think the MIR re-entry would make a great forward scatter target if it
was in reception range. I think I heard that it would enter the atmosphere
over the Pacific? 

From Santa Fe, New Mexico I captured five or six space shuttle re-entries
as it entered over the west coast of North America and passed through my
forward scatter region on its way to landing in Florida. The shuttle makes
a smooth fireball and trail.  I would suspect the MIR to make a huge debris
trail composed of a lot of various matter that would make a dense smoke
trail. That smoke trail would be very reflective and might hang in the sky
a long time if conditions are right.

I would think that some chunks of MIR might make it to the earth's surface
as well but haven't heard this talked about as yet.

Tom Ashcraft

To UNSUBSCRIBE from the 'meteorobs' email list, use the Web form at: