RE: Unknown object seen near ISS/STS-127 pass this evening.

From: Erkenswick, Tom M. (JSC-DM351) (tom.m.erkenswick@nasa.gov)
Date: Sat Jul 25 2009 - 11:30:11 UTC

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    After re-checking some data, looks like 02:15 GMT is a better number.  Still a good match with your obs.
    
    Tom
    
    
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Erkenswick, Tom M. (JSC-DM351) [mailto:tom.m.erkenswick@nasa.gov] 
    Sent: Saturday, July 25, 2009 5:53 AM
    To: SeeSat-L
    Subject: RE: Unknown object seen near ISS/STS-127 pass this evening.
    
    Progress M-67 (ISS Mission 34P) lapped the ISS/Shuttle stack from below at GMT 206/02:12.  This corresponds exactly with your viewing period.
    
    Tom 
    
    
    
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Ross Sinclair [mailto:ross_sinclair@hotmail.com] 
    Sent: Friday, July 24, 2009 9:58 PM
    To: Chuck Gelm ; SeeSat-L@satobs.org 
    Subject: Re: Unknown object seen near ISS/STS-127 pass this evening.
    
    May be a soyuez that launched earlier today??
    Sent on the TELUS Mobility network with BlackBerry
    
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Chuck Gelm <chuck2009@gelm.org>
    
    Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2009 02:48:21 
    To: <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Subject: Unknown object seen near ISS/STS-127 pass this evening.
    
    
    I use Heavens-Above.com to find visible objects.
     My Lat/Lon is
      Current observing site: *Kettering, 39.6890°N, 84.1690°W
     I am on EDST (GMT-4).
     Heavens-Above indicated an ISS/STS-127 pass this evening
     from 22:11:05 to 22:15:20.
     While watching the pass, just after 22:14:00 (perigee to me?)
     I noticed another dimmer object in a parallel path with ISS/STS.
     It was further ENE and was traveling faster.
     It caught and passed the ISS/STS from my viewing.
     It faded from sunlight sooner and at a higher elevation than
     did the ISS/STS.
     
      I went back to Heavens-Above and selected dimmer objects
     for display, but there were no other objects displayed.
     
      I am wondering what this object was.
     
     Regards, Chuck
     
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