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From: Ted Molczan (molczan@rogers.com)
Date: Fri Jun 27 2003 - 07:53:30 EDT

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    Vilis Miklasevics reported:
    
    > Last night [2003 Jun 26 UTC] I was at a garden party just northeast of the 
    > city [Toronto, Canada]. At around [01:50 UTC or 02:50 UTC], I saw two
    satellites
    > - about 10 deg. apart on the SAME trajectory - pass through the Summer
    Triangle.
    > My best estimate was a W to E direction. (maybe SE to NW). Maximum altitude
    was ~80 deg.
    
    Welcome to SeeSat-L, Vilis!
    
    A couple of possible candidates are:
    
    IGS 1B           0.0  0.0  0.0  3.2 v
    1 27699U 03009B   03175.93099035  .00003000  00000-0  11699-3 0    04
    2 27699  97.4080 247.3533 0001500  84.7482 275.2517 15.25980922    01
    
    03009E           0.0  0.0  0.0  6.0 ?
    1 27702U 03009E   03177.11167354  .00057482  00000-0  15523-2 0  1475
    2 27702  97.2989 248.3805 0005291  62.9763 297.2022 15.37547013 13783
    
    IGS 1B, followed by a piece of debris from its launch, 03009E, passed though
    the summer triangle (the region bounded by the stars Vega, Deneb and Altair)
    at about 02:52 UTC. At culmination, they were about 18 deg apart, but would
    have appeared closer at lower elevations. They were headed NNW.
    
    Vilis, if you can describe both objects in terms of their magnitude (absolute
    or relative to one another) and whether or not they were steady or varying,
    that would be helpful in deciding whether or not you observed the above.
    
    Ted Molczan
    
    
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