Re: What are these satellites?

From: Leo Wikholm (satelliitit@wippies.fi)
Date: Mon Aug 13 2012 - 17:37:55 UTC

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    Hi,
    
    Thank you for your help. NOSS 3-4 is not available in Space Track 
    elements, so that's reason
    why I did not find good objects for this. Great!
    
    -Leo
    
    
    
    13.8.2012 20:25, Ted Molczan wrote:
    > They observed one of the NOSS (Naval Ocean Surveillance System) pairs (NOSS 3-4).
    >
    > Here is Heavens-Above's plot of the track of the leading object:
    >
    > http://www.heavens-above.com/PassDetails.asp?lat=60.41667&lng=22.41667&loc=Kaarina&alt=22&tz=EET&satid=31701&date=41132.
    > 9446706366
    >
    > Normally, they are not very bright, around mag 5 or 6 on a good pass, but sometimes they flare to exceptional
    > brightness.
    
    
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