Re: DMSP flare-ups

Tue, 8 Jul 1997 22:36:11 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 8 Jul 1997 wrote:
> On another subject, is there another NOSS trio that's not in the Molczan
> list? I caught an 8th and 9th mag pair of satellites passing NNE by the Veil
> Nebula (RA 20h56m Dec +31d43m, epoch 2000) in Cygnus at 0557 UT on 7/6 (from
> 41N 80W), the brighter one 5 degrees behind and 1 degree east of the other,
> same course and speed. I looked for a third but didn't see any (which
> sometimes happens with NOSS clusters). Nothing in his list seems to fit. Are
> there any paired satellites other than TiPS?

A few years ago, I found some Russian comsats, launched in groups of 6/8, 
flying together with an earlier group. They are about mag 8-9 and would 
therefore look like what you saw.

Jay Respler
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