Two objects flying in formation

From: Oscar A. Rodriguez / PMEE-SPACE (obaquero@arrakis.es)
Date: Tue Aug 10 2010 - 17:35:15 UTC

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    Hi all,
    
    This morning, after watching the ISS around 04:00 UTC, I could see a 
    pair of objects flying in formation southward, with a magnitude of +3. 
    They were apparently flying in the same orbital plane, since the 
    relative speed between the two objects was inappreciable, and they 
    entered in the Earth's shadow at the same time. I was unable to identify 
    them by checking Heavens-Above. Could these objects be from the recent 
    Chinese launch (Catalog numbers 36834 and 36835)?
    
    Best regards,
    
    Oscar Rodriguez,
    Cadiz, Spain
    (36.5354N, 6.2990W)
    
    
    
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