RE: Unidentified Satellites

From: Mark McCarron (mark.mccarron@live.co.uk)
Date: Tue May 07 2013 - 12:03:20 UTC

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    Ted,
    
    I'm not running a radar, just a software simulation of USSTRATCOM data provided by AGI.
    
    http://joplin.wikispaces.com/file/view/Satellite+Database.kmz
    
    I haven't found anything nearly as comprehensive for Nova or WXtrack. The unidentified satellites are from visual observations.
    
    Regards,
    
    Mark McCarron
    
    > From: ssl3molcz@rogers.com
    > To: seesat-l@satobs.org
    > Subject: RE: Unidentified Satellites
    > Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 01:37:16 -0400
    > 
    > Mark McCarron wrote:
    > 
    > > I am in the North West of Northern Ireland.  I am running real-time tracking of every
    > > satellite (active & inactive), piece of debris and rocket body pushed out by USSTRATCOM (over
    > > 13000 objects).
    > 
    > At what wavelength?
    > 
    > > >From the density, it would look like its part of a constellation, but I cannot rule out
    > > satellites being moved in orbit.  At times, there could be 3-4 practically right above me
    > > some heading east-to-west and others in polar orbits.  They are pretty bright and fast, so my
    > > guess is that they are LEO.
    > 
    > At your latitude, very few satellites are in strongly west to east orbits. If you are seeing many, then something must
    > be amiss.
    > 
    > Ted Molczan
    > 
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