RE: Fobos-Grunt: no manoeuvring evident in TLEs after 2011 Nov 20 UTC

From: Robert Holdsworth (
Date: Tue Nov 29 2011 - 15:55:10 UTC

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    P-G observed this morning on a shadow entry pass in perfect conditions, not seen till 15:23:28 UTC which was a little later than expected but this could be just that I didn't pick it up in time. My first sighting of this object as we have only recently started to have visible passes, some of which were thwarted by weather and others too close to dawn.
    Passed by Carina at 15:24:26, I did not see exit over the horizon, sky was brightening in that area with dawn approaching.
    Times to the second using a portable GPS.
    Steady and the orange coloration was noticeable to some degree.
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