Iridium 6 help!

From: Γιάννης Ιωάννου via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2016 22:51:06 +0300
Dear sky enthusiasts,

My name is John from Athens, Greece and I would like your help please. I am
not an astronomer. I just gaze the sky from time to time. Recently I found
out that I can actually see the Iridium flares and the ISS with naked eye,
so I get so excited when that happens…. and it happens almost every night!
My question concerns the Iridium 6 satellite. I saw the Iridium 6
approaching from North , heading South. The flare occurred at 21:12:04
((UTC+03:00)). A similar bright light just behind the Iridium 6 was
following the same trail. I witnessed this phenomenon before so I got
curious enough to google it! What I was hoping to find was the name of the
satellite following the Iridium 6. On the www.heavens-above.com/ website I
found that the only object that could partly fit the description was the
Meteor 2-19 Rocket with maximum altitude at 21:12:11, but according to the
site that satellite was going from South to North and it was much less
brighter than the Iridium 6, so it couldn’t have been the light I witnessed
earlier.
Could you help me please on this matter?

Thank you
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