Re: Atlantic SLBM Test Launches

From: C. Bassa (
Date: Tue Sep 24 2013 - 22:06:26 UTC

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    On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 11:21 PM, Jonathan McDowell
    <> wrote:
    > I don't buy that the events seen were early stage ignitions - I
    > believe the launch was much nearer Florida and
    > the brightenings and clouds were associated with MIRV bus burns and
    > reentry vehicle releases during the descending phase.
    Your suggestion might explain the cloud seen in the earlier images,
    which appears to lead the object. I would not expect to see anything
    leading a rocket that is still accelerating during the launch phase.
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