RE: Very bright unknown satellite

From: Ted Molczan (
Date: Mon Aug 30 2010 - 00:41:19 UTC

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    Patrick, your UNID of 2010 Aug 14 and Aug 20 UTC is the rocket body of the IGS 4 launch, which
    happen to be the first observations reported this summer. Here are approximate elements that are in
    reasonable agreement with your observations:
    1 30588U 07005C   10232.12395305  .00025000  00000-0  24707-3 0    05
    2 30588  97.3688  25.2000 0047437 131.9159 228.6160 15.64365000    05
    Predictions tonight should be accurate to within a minute or so in time.
    It occurs to me that I omitted this object in my reply to your query the other day about missing
    satellites; it seems I focused only on payloads, and forgot about this one. Anyway, it is great that
    you spotted the object and made accurate observations.
    Ted Molczan
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