Unknown satellite?

From: Oscar A. Rodriguez -- D. Temas Espaciales (obaquero@arrakis.es)
Date: Mon Feb 19 2001 - 14:13:01 PST

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    Hi All,
    A colleague reported me about an observation of an Iridium-type flare in
    the sky some days ago. I checked out <http://www.heavens-above.com>
    looking for the satellite which produced this flare, but I could not
    find any one which would fit with the observation (according with
    Heavens Above, no Iridiums or another satellites passed at that time).
    Does anyone know what satellite produced that flare? The observation
    data are as follows:
    Location: Palmones (Cadiz, Spain) / N36.183  W5.433.
    Date: February 11, 2001.
    Time: 18:57 CET (17:57 GMT).
    Azimuth: SSW - SW approx.
    Altitude: 20 - 22 degrees.
    The weather is changing continously here in Cadiz, so It is hard to make
    observations. I hope to see Mir before it re-enters in the atmosphere.
    I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you very much in advance for
    your replies.
    W6.2990  N36.5340  Alt. 7m
    Project Manager, first Museum of Space Flight in Spain
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