Re: Lick Observatory Rocket Plume / Fuel Dump?

From: C. Bassa via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2022 10:28:03 +0200
Hi Rick,

On Mon, Jun 20, 2022 at 2:48 AM RICK BALDRIDGE via Seesat-l
<seesat-l_at_satobs.org> wrote:
> We suspect this is from the Falcon-9 GlobalStar FM15 launch, as the SARah1 payload launched also on a Falcon-9 from Vandenberg 16 hours earlier that day would not have had the orbital plane visible.

Your suspicion is correct. A TLE is available for this launch (52888),
likely the GLOBALSTAR payload, that places the payload in Pegasus at
the time and direction and from the location you quoted (at Azimuth 77
deg, elevation 10 deg).

Regards,
   Cees
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