Re: USA 144 Titan IV Obs

Björn Gimle (b_gimle@algonet.se)
Thu, 27 May 1999 23:05:12 +0200

...
> few seconds beforehand i noticed another object which i thought was USA 144
> Titan 4 r at first since it was coming from the right direction and heading
> along the same track but was a bit lower (approx 10-15 degrees lower) and
> much fainter, flaring to mag 3.5 est. I did not follow this object any
...
I couldn't find anything within 3000 km, +-5 minutes and mag.+9 in alldat.tle

 3 99/ 5/27  5:51:17  0:07:41  Autotrack 225 73 25745 USA 144 Titan 4 r
 5 99/ 5/27  5:49:13  0:13:16  Autotrack 268 18 24680 USA 129
too low.
 7 99/ 5/27  5:45:06  0:12:40  Autotrack 231 68 04922 Cosmos 394
too early.
 9 99/ 5/27  5:52:07  0:19:41  Autotrack 247 83 04254 Cosmos 312
too high.
10 99/ 5/27  5:50:28  0:15:20  Autotrack 259 54 23828 IRS B3 Rk
too low - diverging.

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