[VHFcontesting] [Moon-net] INCOMING TONIGHT! Asteroid-bounce?

a cutler22 acutler22 at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 11 20:37:49 PDT 2010


--- On Mon, 10/11/10, ke7hqy <ke7hqy at gmail.com> wrote:

From: ke7hqy <ke7hqy at gmail.com>
Subject: [Moon-net] INCOMING TONIGHT! Asteroid-bounce?
To: moon-net at list-serv.davidv.net, vhfcontesting at contesting.com
Date: Monday, October 11, 2010, 8:32 PM

Possible Earth-Asteroid-Earth bounce?
In the next dozen hours or so, asteroid 2010 TD54 is wizzing by the Earth, and at closest approach (11:50am ZULU time, Oct. 12th) it will be directly over Singapore area at an altitude of about 30k miles. It's about 20-25 ft or so in diameter (tiny), but it might be an iron ore, which would increase the potential for better radio reflectivity...
You can calculate the Eperedies for 2010 TD54 here: http://www.minorplanetcenter.org/iau/MPEph/MPEph.html Any big guns who'd like to take on an Asteroid SKED?
-73 de Anthony, KE7HQY

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