Re: 3 magnitude object preceding of ahead of Tiangong ( CSS)

From: Bob Christy via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_lists.seesatmail.org>
Date: Sat, 6 May 2023 06:35:42 +0000
It's probably Tianzhou 5. It undocked from the rear port of the Tianhe module of CSS on May 5 at 07:26 UTC. 

It will return later to dock with the forward port of Tianhe after Shenzhou 15 has departed from it. 

Space-Track has not yet issued orbital elements for it as an independent object.

Robert Christy

> On 6 May 2023, at 02:15, R.C. Coursen via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_lists.seesatmail.org> wrote:
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> 41.9N 080.8W 01:54 UTC...A 3 magnitude object proceeding ahead of the
> Tiangong (CSS) by approximately 1 minute
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