Soyuz rocket obs + Mir

Tristan Cools (
Tue, 5 Aug 1997 22:46:33 +0200 (MET DST)


I just observed the Soyuz rocket passing by at 20h09m UTC just beneath
Aquila and flashing with approximately 5s, mag +2.  It was very hazy and the
sun was just a few degrees under the horizon.  I didn't see the Soyuz but it
must have been close to the rocket.
Mir was following at 18m.
I'll try again tomorrow.  There should be a Progress close to Mir.

There were still no elements available at OIG.


Tristan Cools
BWGS member(Belgian Working Group Satellites)

Damse Vaart:    3.2478E/51.2277N 3.75m
Rijckevelde:    3.2856E/51.2045N 6.25m
Brugge     :    3.2166E/51.2104N 5m