Re: UNID satellite triplet

From: Leo Barhorst via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:50:23 +0200
 Juha,

Nice photo's with the flares.
These are chinese Yaogan satellites.
Three sets are currently in orbit: Yaogan 9, 16 and the just launched 20.
You saw one of these three as the NOSS triplets have drifted apart.
The newer NOSS's are duo's.
I'm away of my regular computer, so cannot check which Yaogans you saw.

Regards,
Leo

2014-08-15 2:45 GMT+02:00 Juha Ojanperä <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>:
> Hello everyone!
>
> I'm a Finnish amateur astronomer, and  I was observing Perseid meteor shower
> when I suddenly observed this mysterious satellite triplet in the
> constellation of Aquila. First two of the satellites flared, and then the
> third one in the middle. The satellites were moving upwards quite slowly.
> When flaring, their brightness was rivaling Vega!
> Details of my observation:
>
> Object: An unid satellite triplet in Aquila
> Date: 12.-13.8.2014
> Time: 21:26 UT
> Place: Turku, Finland
>
> I'm not yet familiar with the satellite observation report format, but
> please have a look at my photos on my blog:
> http://celest1alsphere.wordpress.com/2014/08/14/mystery-satellite-triplet-during-perseid-night/
>
> I tried to look up this satellite with Heavensat -program, but I couldn't
> identify it. NOSS satellites are triplets, but I couldn't find any good
> match. Could this perhaps be a Chinese NOSS -like triplet? Or perhaps
> something else?
>
> Hopefully you guys could help me to identify this!
>
> Best regards,
>
> Juha Ojanperä
> Turku, Finland
>
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