Re: Daytime Meteor or Satellite Debris??

From: Marco Langbroek (
Date: Mon Feb 16 2009 - 07:29:08 UTC

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    B Gimle @ComHem schreef:
    > Though angular speed is an issue, I doubt it is that easy.
    > A satellite can be glowing at 80 km altitude, while moving at nearly 8 
    > km/s.
    > Overhead, this is just above 5 d/s.
    There is a video of the fireball here:
    Showing it low in the sky, and moving much too fast (and of too short duration) 
    for this to be decaying satellite material. This was a meteoric fireball, not 
    debris of the Iridium-Kosmos collision.
    - Marco
    Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.
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    Cospar 4354 (De Wilck): 52.11685 N, 4.56016 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
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