Possible Sighting of USA 200 Rocket

From: Peter Wakelin (Peter@ascotrig.demon.co.uk)
Date: Fri Apr 25 2008 - 11:24:02 UTC

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    On April 23 I made two series of exposures on 08-10A, USA 200
    beginning at about 2044 and 2247 UTC.  On the second series
    there was another object travelling alongside USA 200 and
    moving slightly faster.  I cannot find a match for this object
    which was slowly varying in brightness with a period of ~30s and
    outshining USA 200 at times.  I cannot find it on the earlier
    series of exposures.  Could it be USA 200 rocket?  Unfortunately
    I got only about 11 minutes of observations before cloud ended
    the session.
    
    Peter
    
    
    
    SATOBS
    990000020180804232247502   01   12105657  +57360   2  5
    990000020180804232248497   01   12105758  +57284   2  5
    990000020180804232250487   01   12105955  +57132   2  5
    990000020180804232252126   01   12110111  +57024   2  5
    990000020180804232253121   01   12110201  +56549   2  5
    990000020180804232254116   01   12110298  +56470   2  5
    990000020180804232255111   01   12110390  +56384   2  5
    990000020180804232258096   01   12110691  +56142   2  5
    990000020180804232259091   01   12110790  +56062   2  5
    999
    
    What these numbers mean: http://www.satobs.org/position/UKformat.html
    
    
    -- 
    Peter Wakelin
    COSPAR 2018 GUNDLETON,  Lat 51.0945N   Long 1.1188W  124m
    
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