X-37B OTV 1-1 probably has manoeuvred

From: Ted Molczan (ssl3molcz@rogers.com)
Date: Sun Nov 14 2010 - 18:49:27 UTC

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    Mike McCants has reported (off-list) that OTV 1-1 was a no-show when he and Ed Cannon attempted to
    observe it last night under favourable conditions. Time was Nov 14, 00:28:49 UTC. Elevation was 22
    deg, with phase angle ~91 deg. It should have been about mag 4. Added to Brad Young's non-sighting a
    couple minutes earlier, albeit at much less favourable elevation and phase angle, I believe it is
    reasonable to assume that it has manoeuvred.
    The last reported positional observation was by myself, 2010 on Nov 10, 23:47 UTC.
    The last reported sighting was by Bill Arnold, on 2010 Nov 12, at 00:00:10 UTC, so the apparent
    manoeuvre occurred sometime over the 48 h between Bill's obs, and last night's non-obs.
    I am evaluating search strategy.
    Ted Molczan
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