Re: That was so ******* cool = 3 sat's flying in formation from newest proton launch !!

From: Bob Christy (bob@zarya.info)
Date: Tue Aug 07 2012 - 10:32:43 UTC

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    I've written up some detailed thoughts here: 
    http://www.zarya.info/Gallimaufry/120707ProtonFailure.php
    
    Bob Christy
    
    
    On 07/08/2012 08:48, Bob Christy wrote:
    > The launch was not successful, the Briz-M shut down seven seconds into
    > it's third burn. Satellites then separated on preset timer, probably
    > along with the APT - hence Kevin's four objects.
    >
    > Kevin's video is proof of the separation, as yet SpaceTrack has only
    > catalogued one object. Notes and orbit estimates:
    > www.zarya.info/Diaries/Launches/Launches.php?year=2012#044
    >
    > Bob C hristy
    >
    >
    > On 07/08/2012 05:23, Kevin Fetter wrote:
    >> I was checcking the space track site, and notice a tle from the proton launch a few hours ago.
    >>
    >> Catalog number = 38744
    >>
    >> So I aimed where it was predicted to pass, at around 4:08 utc.
    >>
    >> And I was treated to a oh so nice suprise, 4 satellite flying in formation, the 2 geo sat's, the APT and the breeze M rocket.
    >>
    >> Oh so nice :)
    >>
    >> That's the coolest sat pass I have ever had.
    >>
    >> I captured it on video, which I will post later, assuming no problem with the recorder. Time inserter was in use at the time of the pass.
    >>
    >> I was outside with the stuff this time.
    >>
    >> A very happy sat observer, as I might have seen a fast moving unid, at the start of the night, as it passed while I was observing a APT. I will have to check to see, to be sure. I don't think it was a bird, I could be wrong.
    >>
    >> Kevin
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