RE: On Orbit Rocket Burn Aug. 2 ~0347 UT?

From: Ted Molczan (ssl3molcz@rogers.com)
Date: Tue Aug 03 2010 - 04:42:10 UTC

  • Next message: David Oesper: "Re: On Orbit Rocket Burn Aug. 2 ~0347 UT?"

    David Oesper wrote:
    
    > A colleague of mine thinks it might have been a rocket plume 
    > from the Iridium 95 satellite #27375U.  His software shows it 
    > at EXACTLY the position of the "nebula" in my photo at that 
    > time.  Possible?
    
    I find it passing about 1 min later than your observation, and touching the eastern edge of the
    "nebula". The object was in eclipse, so it needed to have made a fairly large burn to illuminate the
    plume, yet I see no change in the elements. Using IDSat and Findsat, I have found no match against
    any of the objects in known orbits.
    
    Ted Molczan
    
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