Re: What are these satellites?

From: Björn Gimle (bjorn.gimle@gmail.com)
Date: Mon Aug 13 2012 - 17:57:55 UTC

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    Yes, they are ! Set the limit magnitude to +4.5 (you can even change
    to 5.0 in the URL)
    http://www.heavens-above.com/allsats.aspx?Mag=4.5&lat=60.41667&lng=22.41667&loc=Kaarina&alt=22&tz=EET
    
    However, all of them are not NAMED as NOSS
    
    /Björn
    
    2012/8/13 Leo Wikholm <satelliitit@wippies.fi>:
    > 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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