Re 2: NROL-1 observations

From: Daniel Deak (
Date: Tue Aug 31 2004 - 23:45:16 EDT

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    Ted Molczan wrote:
    > Shortly afterward, I saw a bright flash from an object near the end of the jet
    > opposite the cloud, by which point I knew that had to be from tonight's launch
    > of NROL-1, most likely the Centaur's propellant dump.
    Hi again,
    So, is it really the propellant dump or the inclination change manoeuvre ? I 
    guess this would indeed be the dump because of the brightness of the particles 
    and the duration of the cloud.
    Daniel Deak
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