Re: 3 sats side-by-side

From: Leo Barhorst (
Date: Sat Jul 22 2000 - 13:00:54 PDT

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    Hello Oliver,
    This most likely was one of the NOSS trio's you saw.
    They mostly show a triangualar shape, two in the same line
    and the third to the side.
    That why they are called: leader, follower and side-car.
    They are indeed military sats, used by the americans to monitor
    ships. They triangular configurations makes it possible to pinpoint
    the location of the ship.
    Leo Barhorst
    Medemblik, The Netherlands
    ----- Original Message -----
    > 3 satellites side-by-side flying together in same direction !
    > From west to east, near the Big Dipper. A friend tells me these are
    > sats ? any idea ?
    > Olivier
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