Re: very close encounter between two satellites

From: Ed Cannon (
Date: Thu Jun 12 2008 - 15:28:06 UTC

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    Björn Gimle wrote: "the object was 66040B, a Thor-Agena B 
    rocket for Nimbus 2."  Thank you very much to Björn, as 
    well as to Mike McCants and Steve Newcomb, who both also
    sent me private messages with the identification.  
    SeeSat-L is a friendly list!  
    With the 8-degree field of view of my 8x42 binocular I
    see a lot of visual close approaches, but that was one 
    of the closest that I remember, so I thought it was 
    worth reporting.
    Last night we got to see ISS leading the Space Shuttle
    by 12 to 13 seconds, a very neat sight!
    Ed Cannon - Austin, Texas, USA
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