Satellite ID for my daughter please

From: MalcolmP (
Date: Sun Feb 17 2013 - 16:17:51 UTC

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    Hi all,
    I wonder if all you detectives can help :)
    My daughter has texted me with a satellite observation,
    She asked if it was the ISS with a "support thingy" (her words !) following close behind.
    She described them as going from NE to SW (or maybe N to S), so it was not ISS, and the time was wrong :-
    Location: SW England near Bristol, approx 51.4 north 2.7 west
    Time 4.05UT 17Feb2013
    It passed quite close to Alderamin (alpha Cepheus)
    (she has a clever app on an iPhone(or pad or something!) )
    She described it as bright but not as bright as we have seen ISS previously.
    I have looked on Heavens-Above but all sats in that time frame are about mag4 so either I have made a mistake or maybe it is military sat.
    Any ideas, she will be most grateful, thanks.
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