Astra 3B has a satellite that don't exist beside it

From: Kevin Fetter via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:23:48 +0000 (UTC)
Today, while using the slooh scope, to scan the geo sat belt, I ran into one of my many problems I have had, ie seeing unid sat's :)

I observed it for awhile, to see how it behaves.

This unid geo sat, so far doesn't appear to be drifting in orbit. Also has a low inlclined orbit, such as other geo sat's do.

This unid is beside ASTRA 3 ( 36581 )

So for now, I will blame a WGS satellite. Either that are Japan has placed there military geo sat launched this year, beside it..

Slooh image of it

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9kck3swj675yw3x/unid.png?dl=0

Unid is bright trail, near the middle.

Kevin
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