Recently launched 2015-039B is a quite bright geostationary

From: Alain Figer via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 15:21:05 +0200 (CEST)
For the last few nights I noticed on my routine photographs a bright geostationary satellite, located near 1.5°- 2° East longitude (orbital position) that seemed to be a UNID.
It appears now in the Calsky database as the newly launched 2015-039B, #40875, EUTE 8 WEST B of unknown magnitude.
This satellite is as bright as the brightest geostationaries located in the same sky area (say: around +/- 15° East longitude), i.e. mag 11 or brighter.

Alain Figer
44.57° N ; 6.68° E ; 1855m a.s.l. (french southern Alps)
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