Should we be seeing rocket 'burns"

Tony Beresford (
Thu, 28 Aug 1997 10:29:33 +0900

Fellow observers,
With all the recently launched satellites that use their own
low thrust rocket motors to get to final orbit, shouldnt we
be seeing some evidence of such activity, like glowing
patches of exhaust gases near such objects. 
Perhaps somebody like Phil Chien can comment on when such
activity takes place. If of course its always at times
when the ground is illuminated we wont see anything. It also
may be geographically limited so accurate tracking can be done,

Tony Beresford