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

From: Leo Barhorst via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2017 07:12:17 +0200
Hello Tristan and Patrick,

See Marco's post of last nevening's pass.

The Falcon 9 2nd stage made a de-orbit burn shorthly after
Dragon seperated. It decayed over the south Pacific Ocean.

Greetings
Leo

2017-06-05 0:36 GMT+02:00 Patrick Schmeer via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
:

> 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
>
> --------------------------------------------
> 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.
> -------
>  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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