Same two objects seen (Re: CB Obs June 7, 2013; ISS and Persona launch)

From: Marco Langbroek (
Date: Fri Jun 07 2013 - 23:38:39 UTC

  • Next message: C. Bassa: "Re: CB Obs June 7, 2013; ISS and Persona launch"

    Op 8-6-2013 0:37, C. Bassa schreef:
    > The ISS made a favourable pass at 21:47UT and I observed it together
    > with my wife. While watching the ISS we noticed two other bright
    > satellites close to the ISS. They were moving in parallel paths
    > towards the zenith and were about half a minute apart. It struck me
    > that they were moving fast and hence had to be in low orbits.
    > Dumb luck would have it that I had my camera set up to catch the ISS
    > pass, and both satellites passed through the field of view within
    > seconds of the ISS!
    Cees and others,
    I have the same two objects with the ISS on video from Leiden!
    Two fast parallel moving objects chasing each other and crossing paths with ISS 
    at roughly perpendicular angle.
    Will not be able to try some measurement before Monday though.
    Also observed another fine pass of ATV-4.
    - Marco
    Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.
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    Cospar 4354 (De Wilck): 52.11685 N, 4.56016 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
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