Re: Apparent propellant dump seen from UK at 23:07 UT on 2022-04-29

From: C. Bassa via Seesat-l <>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2022 17:49:20 +0200
Hi Nick,

Thanks for sharing this video!

Jonathan McDowell mentioned on twitter that the Angara AM launch
performed a de-orbit burn that may have been visible from Europe. See
his tweet at

The time and direction of motion that you mention seem to match this trajectory.


On Sat, Apr 30, 2022 at 5:34 PM Nick James via Seesat-l
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> Hi all,
> There have been quite a few reports from the UK of this event last
> night, some from as far north as 58N. My video is here taken just NE of
> London:
> Was this associated with the Space-X Falcon 9 launch? It is moving from
> S to N so I would have thought that was not consistent with the 53 deg
> orbit. It is a bit of a coincidence though and I don't know what else it
> could be.
> On my all sky camera this first appears as a bright point and then
> expands out to a diffuse disk.
> Nick James.
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