USA 276, ISS and Dragon CRS-11 close together on June 3?

From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <>
Date: Thu, 25 May 2017 17:41:52 +0200
Hi all,

I would like to draw attention to the fact that, if USA 276 doesn't make an
orbital manoeuvre before that time, it looks like it PERHAPS will be very close
to the ISS on June 3-4.

If nothing interferes, the SpaceX Dragon CRS-11 resupply mission slated for
launch on June 1st, should arrive and berth with the ISS around that date.

In evening twilight of June 3 observers in Europe might be able to view all
three objects relatively close together in the sky, with USA 276 some 15 degrees
from the ISS. The distance of Dragon CRS-11 at that moment is more difficult to
assess but it could be close too.

Of course, maybe USA 276 will manoeuvre before that time, or the Dragon launch
might be postponed.

See also:

- Marco

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