RE: Unidentified Satellites

From: Ted Molczan (
Date: Tue May 07 2013 - 05:37:16 UTC

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    Mark McCarron wrote:
    > I am in the North West of Northern Ireland.  I am running real-time tracking of every
    > satellite (active & inactive), piece of debris and rocket body pushed out by USSTRATCOM (over
    > 13000 objects).
    At what wavelength?
    > >From the density, it would look like its part of a constellation, but I cannot rule out
    > satellites being moved in orbit.  At times, there could be 3-4 practically right above me
    > some heading east-to-west and others in polar orbits.  They are pretty bright and fast, so my
    > guess is that they are LEO.
    At your latitude, very few satellites are in strongly west to east orbits. If you are seeing many, then something must
    be amiss.
    Ted Molczan
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