Reentry over Puerto Rico

From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <>
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2022 14:39:57 +0100
I was privately contacted about a reentry imaged from Puerto Rico on 7 February 
2022 at 2:41 AST = 6:41 UT (Feb 7).

It concerned TWO fragmenting objects that appeared about 1 minute after each 
other, the second fragmenting spectacularly.

Video footage of both objects by the Sociedad de Astronomia del Caribe (SAC) is 

This clearly is a reentry. If anyone has ideas about the identity, that is much 

There is no clear match on time and position in the CSpOC TIP messages.

I however suspect it is object #51459 2022-010D, a Starlink satellite that was 
launched only a few days earlier (Feb 3) and apparently immediately failed.

The CSpOC TIP for this object has it reenter 10 hours later however.

Still, the pass time is a reasonable match, as is the observed direction of 

- Marco

Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.

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