[FPSPACE] Progress M-58 junk almost hits airliner?
robert at collectspace.com
Wed Mar 28 11:54:58 EST 2007
On NASASpaceFlight.com, someone reported that "Russian officials"
have told New Zealand TV that it was instead a 'defunct satellite'.
Robert Pearlman, Editor
collectSPACE - The Source for Space History & Artifacts
On Mar 28, 2007, at 11:50 AM, agzak at optonline.net wrote:
> Strange story: 10 pm New Zealand time makes it 10:00 GMT on March
> 27. According to
> Russian Space Agency, Progress M-58 hit the water at 23:30 GMT.
> Therefore at the time,
> when pilot reported the incident, the Progress did not even undock
> from the station, which
> was 18:11 GMT, or eight hours after the encounter. Any explanation?
> Anatoly Zak
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: David Anderman <davida at cwo.com>
> Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 11:29 am
> Subject: [FPSPACE] Progress M-58 junk almost hits airliner?
> To: fpspace at friends-partners.org
>> "Pieces of space junk from a Russian satellite coming out of orbit
>> narrowly missed hitting a jetliner over the Pacific Ocean overnight.
>> The pilot of a Lan Chile Airbus A340, which was travelling between
>> Santiago, Chile, and Auckland, New Zealand, notified air traffic
>> controllers at Auckland Oceanic Centre after seeing flaming space
>> junk hurtling across the sky just five nautical miles in front of
>> behind his plane about 10pm."
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