Re: Apparent Discovery Of SensorSat (ORS-5) Object Number 42921

From: Marcelo Zurita via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2018 21:33:09 -0300
Thank you Charles! I'm very excited with this work! Next days I'll try to
track it again!

Atenciosamente,

Marcelo Zurita
(83) 99926-1152

APA - Associação Paraibana de Astronomia
BRAMON - Rede Brasileira de Observação de Meteoros
Asteroid Day Brasil - Coordenação Regional Nordeste

2018-04-07 15:39 GMT-03:00 Charles Phillips via Seesat-l <
seesat-l_at_satobs.org>:

> Colleagues -
>
> We should congratulate Marcelo Zurita of Brazil - apparently on March 24th
> he tracked SensorSat (ORS-5) or object 42921.
>
> His search was assisted by Cees Bassa and Greg Roberts, they helped
> Marcelo set up good Az and El to point his telescope. I helped get people
> talking about how to track this object.
>
> 42921 is a very special case since the inclination is 0.018 degrees! It is
> at or just below 600 km, so it requires an observer to be close to the
> Equator to be able to see it.
>
> Marcelo has been tracking it regularly now.
>
> Congratulatons Marcelo and team!
>
> Charles Phillips
> Spaceflight Research, LLC
> Houston, Texas
> 713-882-4578
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