RE: SATOBS ML (4352), 25 Apr 2020 (pt. I): UNID

From: Ted Molczan via Seesat-l <>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2020 15:09:41 -0400
Gonzalo Blasco Gil wrote:

> The high motion of the object doesn't fit with the speed calculated by
> Marco. The Iranian satelite  45529 Noor (Nour)  alt is about  440km
> But is it possible to have a debris in the launch at a lower orbit?

Although the inclination of Marco's unknown was within 1 deg of the inclination of the payload and rocket body of the recent Iranian launch, there was a big difference in their RAAN (right-ascension of ascending node). Marco's unknown had a RAAN of 128.7 deg. At that time, the Iranian objects had RAAN about 28 deg greater. That tends to rule out any correlation.

Ted Molczan

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