[meteorite-list] Turkey sighting was rocket body reentry

From: Allen <Allen_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:06:16 2004
Message-ID: <000b01c291d5$48b6db40$6aadf7c6_at_oemcomputer>

Hear here, Mr. Matson.
----- Original Message -----
From: Matson, Robert <ROBERT.D.MATSON_at_saic.com>
To: <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 9:02 AM
Subject: [meteorite-list] Turkey sighting was rocket body reentry

> Hi Art and List,
> > Has anyone been following the sightings over Turkey made by several
> > airliners on November 1st? It is getting coverage in the 'fringe'
> > press as multiple UFOs but after reading the eyewitness reports
> > and illustrations (there was even some video captured), it looks
> > to me to be a bolide. I have also heard reports that it was
> > possibly a Russian booster.
> It was definitely the reentry of the Soyuz rocket that launched
> the latest crew of 3 to the ISS on October 30th. Specifically, it
> was USSPACECOM #27553, 2002-050B. It had a dry mass of 2350 kilos;
> basically a cylinder 6.7 meters long by 2.7 meters in diameter.
> The reentry was seen from Afyon, Yalova and Antalya, Turkey (I
> spent some of my honeymoon last year in Antalya!)
> Cheers,
> Rob
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Received on Thu 21 Nov 2002 10:14:32 PM PST

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