Re: Mir & Progress

JAY RESPLER (jrespler@InJersey.com)
Sun, 17 Aug 1997 00:57:06 -0400 (EDT)

On Sat, 16 Aug 1997, James E. Byrd wrote:
> Noted passage of Mir 4 degrees under Polaris on Aug 17 01:43:16 and
> Progress M-35 crossing same point at 01:45:07, 1m 51sec later.
> 
> A few seconds later another satellite emerged from earth shadow crossing
> the track of Mir, headed northwestward.
> 
> After checking the satellite library, I believe it was DMSP B5D2-7. The
> current elements I have for this satellite are about 18 days old, it's
> appearance was about 14 minutes early if in fact it was BMSP B5D2-7.
> 
> Might have been something else however.

I saw this same pass through thick haze and clouds. Finally got to see 
(barely) Progress by itself.  My wife Judy spotted that other sat moving 
north. Although brighter than expected, it was Cosmos 1812, right at the 
predicted time.

The increasing clouds kept me from looking for GTO Unid and NOSS 0 D.

 Jay Respler
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