Re: HTV-1

From: Cees Bassa (
Date: Mon Sep 14 2009 - 14:36:29 UTC

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    Hi Daniel, Marco,
    On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 8:15 AM, Marco Langbroek
    <> wrote:
    > I have observed the spacecraft on two passes now, and on both passes it
    > flared, indeed. So it seems we have a nice light show in the sky the coming
    > days!  :-)
    Located about 50km east from Marco I saw similar flares on the same
    two passes. On the pass of September 12 I saw 3 distinct flares, while
    on the pass of yesterday (13th), I only saw one, but it was in
    approximately the same place on the sky as one of the flares of the
    It might be an interesting exercise for two observers located close to
    each other to obtain timings of these flares, as it might reveal
    something about the orientation of the satellite.
    I have an 86 deg pass this evening, so I'll try to time any flares if
    the weather cooperates. It doesn't look too promising though.
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