Soyuz rocket, Mir and Progress

Kurt Jonckheere (
Fri, 8 Aug 1997 00:24:04 +0200

This evening (Aug 7), I saw the Soyuz rocket (97- 38 B) at 20h44m UT.  
It passed through the clouds at about magnitude +1.5 at a height of 
only 178 km.

The fragment 97- 38 C was not seen at 20h56m UT, probably because of clouds.

At 21h43m UT, MIR (docked with Soyuz) was visible, magnitude of -2,
followed after 27.5 +- 0.3 seconds by Progress (mag +2.5).


Kurt J