Re: USA 276 and ISS close approach

From: Bill Bard via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2017 18:33:42 -0400
Nice post except for the opinion at the end which should have been left out. It seems likely that this "close encounter" had been planned quite a while in advanced, probably prior to Trump taking office. So far he's let the military do what they think best and there's no evidence to the contrary here.

Bill

> On Jun 7, 2017, at 5:22 PM, Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org> wrote:
> 
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> Ted already presented his analytical results on the close approach of USA 276 to
> the ISS on June 3. I have now put up my results too, updated today with more
> visualisations:
> 
> https://sattrackcam.blogspot.nl/2017/06/close-encounters-of-classified-kinda.html
> 
> Note the diagrams which I added today, showing the "circling" of the ISS both
> cross-track and along-track.
> 
> I find a slightly larger nominal approach distance than Ted does: 6.4 +- 2 km
> (Ted found 4.4 km). That is stil quite close (and much closer than in initial
> prognosis, which were based on a projected ISS orbit). It remained just outside
> the 4 x 4 x 10 km safety box around ISS (this is also visualized in the blog post).
> 
> - Marco
> 
> 
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> Cospar 4353 (Leiden):     52.15412 N, 4.49081 E (WGS84), +0 m ASL
> Cospar 4355 (Cronesteyn): 52.13878 N, 4.49937 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
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