Re: S.S. John Glenn freighter departs space station after successful cargo delivery

From: Patrick Schmeer via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sun, 4 Jun 2017 22:36:42 +0000 (UTC)
Thanks a lot for your report, Tristan.

Quote:
"Well I saw an object some 1min behind
ISS passing around 21:39UTC this
evening, this would be it."

I observed the same object. However,
at +1 mag it was much brighter than
I would have expected Cygnus. Could
this object have been the Dragon
spacecraft?

Quote:
"At 21:19 another fast moving object
from W->E and flashing from mag 0
to inv with about 3s was passing by
through UMa.
I believe this was the Falcon rocket from
the recently launched Dragon capsule."

Could this object have been 2007-011B
(a Changzheng-3A upper stage)?
http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=31116

Greetings,
Patrick

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Tristan Cools <tristan.cools_at_gmail.com> wrote:

 Betreff: Re: S.S. John Glenn freighter departs space
 station after successful cargo delivery
 An: "Patrick Schmeer" <pasc1312-seesat_at_yahoo.de>
 CC: "Seesat-L" <SeeSat-L_at_satobs.org>
 Datum: Sonntag, 4. Juni, 2017 23:51 Uhr
 
 Well I saw an object some 1min behind
 ISS passing around 21:39UTC this
 evening, this would be it.
 
 At 21:19 another fast moving object from
 W->E and flashing from mag 0 to inv with
 about 3s was passing by through UMA.
 
 I believe this was the Falcon rocket from
 the recently launched Dragon capsule.
 
 Greetings,
 Tristan Cools
 Belgian Workinggroup Satellites.
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 2017-06-04 23:13 GMT+02:00
 Patrick Schmeer via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>:

 Any idea how far from the ISS
 Cygnus OA-7 should be now?
 I observed tonight's first ISS pass
 1 hour ago but could not see
 Cygnus in my 20x80 binoculars
 (the sky may have still been too
 bright).
  
 Patrick
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