Cygnus NG13 plus trailing object

From: DAVID DICKINSON via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2020 02:06:14 +0000 (UTC)
Interesting... I caught Cygnus NG-13 passing over Norfolk tonight, was an easy naked eye object as it passed near Denebola and was just as bright. Had a secondary bright trailer about 20 degrees behind, must've been a recently released sat payload.
Heavens-Above predictions are good for Cygnus NG-13 (2020-011A/45175) - the secondary trailing sat matches newly published 2020-011D/45605).
Cygnus NG-13 was to release three payloads prior to reentry: DeMI (Deformable Mirror demo), Red Eye, and TechEdSat-10. I'm guessing the trailing object is TechEdSat or DeMI, as both will deploy reflectors. Definitely worth watching for, I wonder which sat it actually is.
Thanks,
Dave Dickinson 

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