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Author Topic:   Reentry: Russia's COSMOS 1220 ELINT satellite

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From: Sierra Vista, Arizona
Registered: Nov 1999

posted 02-15-2014 02:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Russian electronic intercept (ELINT) orbital satellite COSMOS 1220 is expected to re-enter tomorrow — based on current ephemeris there is an elevated probability reentry will occur over North America or Europe.

Follow its progress here.


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From: Edgewater, MD, USA
Registered: Oct 2012

posted 02-15-2014 02:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks again for this information! My estimation the time should be 2137 Eastern that it should be deorbiting, but is there specifics like those in following the space station such as where to look and for how long? If anyone has any thoughts in how to observe it would be great! Right now the viewing potential may be obscured by clouds over Maryland, but a break will make it possible to view.

Robert Pearlman

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posted 02-16-2014 11:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to this report (translated by Google), Cosmos 1220 fell over northern Saudi Arabia at 4:40 a.m. local time Sunday (Feb. 16). The article suggests the fall was witnessed by many.

All times are CT (US)

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