De-orbit burn Zuma Falcon 9 upper stage seen

From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <>
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2018 19:10:58 +0100
Hi all,

Just got a report with pictures from a Dutch aircraft pilot of what I think is
the de-orbit burn/depressurization of the Falcon 9 upper stage from the Zuma
launch last night.

The images definitely show something rocket-related. Time reportedly was near
2:18 UT (January 8), location flying above Khartoum in Sudan. Object moved in
(roughly) southerly direction. This was about 40-45 minutes before opening of
the upper stage re-entry window.

More details to follow later.

- Marco

Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.

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Cospar 4355 (Cronesteyn): 52.13878 N, 4.49937 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
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