Re: What Sat?

Date: Sun May 21 2000 - 07:01:28 PDT

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    If this is the same object that I've received a number of UNID reports on 
    lately, it would appear there is a bright (mag 2) object with a slightly 
    retrograde orbit that hasn't made the McCant's TLE yet. 
    If I recall correctly, it was over the Eastern US (KY, NC) for evening passes 
    on (or about) May 10th. Who's going to be the first to get some accurate 
    timings and position information? The game's afoot!
    In a message dated 5/21/00 5:21:31 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:
    > Just before the ISS/STS-101 pass I posted an unknown satelite was
    >  spotted by my 9 yr old son entering Orion from the Nth., we veiwed it
    >  for about 30 to 40 secs before it disappeared in WSW about 35deg elev in
    >  earth's shadow. Must have been low, was fast moving & only slightly
    >  fainter than ISS/STS-101 combination when first spotted. Was first
    >  spotted about 8:12UT in NW its track would have taken it from NNW to
    >  SSW.
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