Iranian QASED upper stage imaged

From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2020 15:31:01 +0200
Hi all,

Last night I made an attempt to film the two objects from the recent Iranian
launch: NOUR 1 and the associated QASED upper stage.

I had two passes low in the North-Northwest, so not ideal, even though the sky
was very clear.

The payload NOUR 1 was not seen. But the QESED Upper Stage was successfully
imaged. Video:

https://vimeo.com/411877480

(video with a WATEC 902H + 1.4/85 mm lens)

Astrometry from the video:


45530 20 024B   4353 G 20200425232921134 56 75 2135455+529746 16 S+074 02
45530 20 024B   4353 G 20200425232921974 56 75 2136020+527068 16 S+076 02
45530 20 024B   4353 G 20200425232922814 56 75 2136178+524416 16 S+075 02
45530 20 024B   4353 G 20200425232923774 56 75 2136350+521440 16 S+074 02
45530 20 024B   4353 G 20200425232924614 56 75 2136505+518849 16 S+073 02
45530 20 024B   4353 G 20200425232925533 56 75 2137076+516023 16 S+074 02
45530 20 024B   4353 G 20200425232926373 56 75 2137203+513555 16 S+072 02
45530 20 024B   4353 G 20200425232927053 56 75 2137335+511491 16 S+075 02
45530 20 024B   4353 G 20200425232927814 56 75 2137468+509211 16 S+075 02
45530 20 024B   4353 G 20200425232928693 56 75 2138010+506643 16 S+076 02
45530 20 024B   4353 G 20200425232929134 56 75 2138093+505352 16 S+075 02

The payload appears to be active and not a failure: strong telemetry signals are
detected on 401.5 MHz worldwide (including by me last night).

- Marco


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