Accession Number:

AD0691509

Title:

THE DECAY OF COSMOS 253 ROCKET OVER ENGLAND.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Report Date:

1969-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

At 17 h 57 m U.T. on 20 November 1968, Cosmos 253 rocket 1968-102B re-entered the atmosphere over England after a week in orbit. The decay was widely observed, and the reports received have been analysed to determine the track and height. The track was from Manchester height 80 km to Canterbury height 45 km, with the final burnout area south-east of Dover. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry
  • Ground Support Systems and Facilities for Space Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE