Re: NROL-101 payload and rocket body catalogued

From: Scott Tilley via Seesat-l <>
Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2020 15:06:51 -0800
I've sent some requests for images to a couple of all sky camera 
operators in New Mexico.  One observatory in AZ has data online but 
nothing noted as twilight is right on the edge there.  So going back a 
timezone should help.


On 2020-11-14 1:41 p.m., C. Bassa wrote:
> Hi Scott,
> For a Molniya orbit, Ted's orbits have the insertion into the higher
> orbit around 23:36UTC. My guess is that S/C sep and the CCAM/fueldump
> would occur within an hour from that. Most of the continental US
> would've been well into evening twilight, with the payload passing
> high in the sky.
> Regards,
>     Cees
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