Re: Identifying a sat

Mir16609@aol.com
Fri, 18 Sep 1998 11:42:48 EDT

In a message dated 9/18/98 10:40:05 AM EDT, Nancy_D'Antuono@Brown.EDU writes:

> While observing a pass of Spot 3 Rocket on 9/18 around 0020 U.T. I saw 
>  another satellite moving roughly parallel to Spot 3 R traveling from 
>  south to north.  Its maximum elevation was probably about 65 degrees.  It 
>  passed about 5 deg. west of Eta Peg at 0021 UT and 3 deg. east of Beta Cass
>  at 0822 UT, by which time it had overtaken Spot 3 Rocket.  Its magnitude
was 
> 
>  around 3.6 and it was not on my list of visible sats to watch for.  Could 
>  someone identify it?
>  
>  My coordinates are 41.71N, 71.37W.

Looks like it may be COS-B Rk.

DELTA 1 R/B                                      2797 x 318
1 08063U 75072B   98260.10973773  .00013193  00000-0  62495-3 0  3259
2 08063  89.2078 294.7003 1562185  90.1975 287.7455 12.28088055952561

Cheers
Don Gardner
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76.8419 W, 39.1796 N,  34m ASL