Re: 3 sats side-by-side

From: Leo Barhorst (leobarhorst@zonnet.nl)
Date: Sat Jul 22 2000 - 13:00:54 PDT

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    Hello Oliver,
    
    This most likely was one of the NOSS trio's you saw.
    They mostly show a triangualar shape, two in the same line
    and the third to the side.
    That why they are called: leader, follower and side-car.
    
    They are indeed military sats, used by the americans to monitor
    ships. They triangular configurations makes it possible to pinpoint
    the location of the ship.
    
    Greetings
    Leo Barhorst
    Medemblik, The Netherlands
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    > 3 satellites side-by-side flying together in same direction !
    > From west to east, near the Big Dipper. A friend tells me these are
    military
    > sats ? any idea ?
    >
    > Olivier
    
    
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