UNID was ETS-7/TRMM H2 R/B

ROB MATSON (ROBERT.D.MATSON@cpmx.saic.com)
24 Mar 1998 15:06:19 -0800

Hi Ralph,

> Last night, while looking for another satellite, I saw an UNID moving
> west to east in a near zenith pass. It was an easy 1x object. I tried
> to identify it and came up with only one candidate ...

What you saw was ETS-7/TRMM H2 R/B (#25065, 97074C).  It was
predicted to be brighter than magnitude 1., made a west-to-east pass
at the time you indicated, passing somewhat south of the zenith, and
entered shadow while still high in the east-southeast.

Cheers,

Rob