OE observed with second object

From: Ted Molczan (molczanssl@rogers.com)
Date: Sat May 12 2007 - 23:14:41 EDT

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    I just observed Orbital Express (07006A / 30772), led by a fainter object in
    apparent formation, that I suspect is NEXTSAT (30774 / 07006C).
    
    Time was 2007 May 13 at 02:47:35 UTC. Range was 747 km. Phase angle was 73 deg.
    
    Orbital Express was strongly orange-red in colour, and about mag 5.5; the object
    leading it was about mag 8.0, and had no discernable colour. 
    
    Separation was about 0.1 to 0.15 deg, which at 747 km range is equivalent to 1.3
    to 2.0 km.
    
    Site 2701: 43.68764 N, 79.39243 W, 230 m
    
    Ted Molczan
    
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