Lacrosse 5 Disappearance Trick observed

From: Vladislav Gooba via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2016 15:02:08 +0300
Hello Seesat.

Today, August 9, when I opened the window to make a breath of fresh air,
at 2:08 ut+3 I've seen a bright satellite, about 1st mag, going southeast
towards Andromeda. It began to disappear, and become invisible in 3 seconds.

At first I thought it was just a usual satellite getting into the shadow.
Today when I came to Heavensat to identify, I was very surprised to see it's
Lacrosse 5 and its famous Disappearance Trick, and if judge by trajectory,
it started to disappear exactly in 2:08:45. That give us Heavensat's
"flare" angles of 55.1, 127.2.
My coordinates are N 48.5266, E 35.018.

Sincerely,
Vlad.
 
 
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