Re: More details Re: Re-entry of Chinese 14-049C seen over the Atlantic

From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sun, 28 May 2017 23:54:33 +0200
Forgot to include: the aircraft displays show that the aircraft was heading
towards 219 deg (S-SW), at an altitude of 33960 feet = 10.350 km.

- Marco


Op 28-5-2017 om 23:48 schreef Marco Langbroek:
> 
> 
> I have had some communications with the pilot. He send me a picture of the
> aircraft instruments taken about 1 minute after the event. It shows the GPS
> position and a time.
> 
> The GPS position displayed (1 minute after the event) was 11d 56.1'N, 33d 17.3'W.
> 
> The time displayed, about 1 minute after the event, was 23:20:49 UT.
> 
> They were en-route from Africa to Brazil and saw the event to the left and front
> of the aircraft, as the pictures show.
> 
> This tallies with the position of 2014-049C for 23:19:00 UT (2 minutes after the
> JSpOC TIP time): it would have been in front and to the left of an aircraft
> flying NE-SW from Africa to Brazil.
> 
> The track on the images is parallel to the predicted track for 2014-049C, but
> slightly lower in the sky (nor surprise as it quickly loses altitude compared to
> the TLE positions during those last few minutes).
> 
> I will write something up on my blog tomorrow.
> 
> - Marco
> 
> 
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