Re: Worldview 3 launch in a few hours

From: C. Bassa via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 23:39:25 +0200
While observing an unknown passed through the field of view. Fitting
an orbit suggested a 620 km sun synch, similar to what Worldview 3 was
targeted for. Updating the space track catalog confirmed this; it
lists a single, yet unassigned object for the 2014-048 launch,
catalogued as 40115.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/52579487/2014-08-13T21%3A24%3A35.849.fits.png

Based on this image I estimate the brightness around magnitude 3 or 4.

Regards,
    Cees
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