Close Calls

Date: Mon Aug 06 2001 - 04:29:32 PDT

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         Last night I observed 25018 (Lacrosse 3 rkt) passing overhead.  As the 
         sat passed into Andromeda going East I noticed another sat (which I 
         have not been able to identify) going South to North, about the same 
         mag as 25018.  Anyway the 2 sats passed very close from my point of 
         view (too quick to gauge just how close, but very close indeed!).  Of 
         course I'm sure the satellites were really some distance apart but 
         having seen a couple of these 'chance close encounters' recently I 
         just wondered if anyone else had seen some really close passes of 
         un-related satellites?  Its a fascinating thing to see.
         If anyone has any idea about my UNID that 'buzzed' 25018, I'd be 
         grateful.  It was going South to North, just about reached maximum 
         elevation of around 20 degrees in the East at 21:22UT as 25018 passed 
         Matt Fawcett
         53.893N 0.273W 50m
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