Re: SATOBS ML (4352), 25 Apr 2020 (pt. I): UNID

From: Gonzalo Blasco via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2020 12:52:28 -0500
Which is the uncertainty of the 58degree inclination estimation?

I suppose you noticed that recent launch of Iranian Satellite Noor has an
inclination of 59┬░

Is it possible a debris of this launch?

Regards,
--
Gonzalo Blasco Gil


El dom., 26 de abr. de 2020 a la(s) 11:13, C. Bassa via Seesat-l (
seesat-l_at_satobs.org) escribi├│:

> Hi Marco,
>
> Note that your circular orbit gives a mean motion of 16.40 revolutions
> per day, which corresponds to an altitude of only 167 km, where it
> would be subject to heavy drag, and only have a limited lifetime.
> Assuming an eccentric orbit with an eccentricity of, say 0.1, then the
> perigee would be even lower. Also, the circular orbit would be in the
> shadow at the time of your observations.
>
> Can you rule out that it was a bird or an airplane?
>
> Regards,
>     Cees
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