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'Sabena' Becomes A Minor Planet  
User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2295 times:

Hi,

One of many many minor planets, often referred to as 'planetoids' has been given the name 'Sabena'. As you know, Sabena was the Belgian national flag carrier until november 2001, when Sabena was declared bankrupt.

The minor planet was discovered on september 17th 1993 in La Silla by famous Belgian minor planets expert Eric W. Elst.

So, as from now on, Sabena really is 'in heaven'.

Source: http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/lists/NumberedMPs15001.html

Ivan


Ivan Coninx - Brussels Aviation Photography
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User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2271 times:

Is everything on the planet self service?  Big grin



User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2165 times:

I assume the planet will just disappear some day

User currently offlineAirDD From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 375 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2162 times:


Just wondering how you came to know about this planet  Big grin


airDD


User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1862 times:

Wow, from 9 to 3 replies!  Big thumbs up

Thanks for the topic, Ivan! I'm glad Sabena finally has a place in heaven  Crying And this place is well deserved  Crying


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Regards
Frederic


User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1859 times:

Some pictures we all can appreciate in this topic:


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Why can't we just turn back time...  Crying

/Frederic  Sad


User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1765 times:

Sabena 690:

Thanks for adding those pics.

AirDD: This will always remain a mystery. Actually, all I ever do is surf the whole web looking for items of interest...not Big grin

Ivan



Ivan Coninx - Brussels Aviation Photography
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12472 posts, RR: 37
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1744 times:

Some might even argue Sabena was on a different planet all along.

Still, I can only echo Sabena 690's comment: I wish time could be turned back . . .


User currently offlineEstablished02 From Belgium, joined Jan 2002, 536 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1665 times:

> all I ever do is surf the whole web looking for items of interest

Apuneger, on your (nicely built) personal website I noticed your intrest/passion for astronomy.

Are you aware of any other heavenly bodies that carry the name of an airline, airport or airplane?
Or is Sabena the first and only (defunct) airline to be given that honour?



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