Re: Two satellites inside light beam: observations

From: C. Bassa (
Date: Sun Sep 01 2013 - 10:46:49 UTC

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    Hi Vitaly,
    On Sun, Sep 1, 2013 at 1:27 AM, Vitaly Mechinsky <> wrote:
    > Is this related to the launch of NROL-65 (USA 245)? Perhaps this is
    > the grazing of fuel residues.
    Yes they are. The trails on these images match quite well with the
    orbit of USA 245 and its rocket. Most likely the brighter leading
    object is the upper stage, while the fainter object is the satellite
    and the fuzzy band vented fuel. Great photos!
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