Re: SAOCOM 1-A Observation

From: Leo Barhorst via Seesat-l <>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2018 08:06:36 +0100
Hello Ron,

I imaged SAOCOM 1-A several times.
This Argentine radar satellite is indeed quite bright.

A nice addition to the other radar sats we can observe.

While most of the other radar sats are classified, SAOCOM 1-A is not.
The TLE's are on Space-Track.



Op ma 5 nov. 2018 om 22:57 schreef ronlee--- via Seesat-l <>:

> This morning I went outside before sunrise and while
> looking to see what constellations were visible I noticed
> a star grouping that was odd.  My first thought was Leo.
> I looked around a bit then back to that area and the odd
> star was moving.  Watch it a while.  Northbound.  Apparent
> sun-synchronous orbit.
> It passes to the west of Polaris and I go inside to get an
> approximate time.
> Later using Skymap, SAOCOM 1-A, #43641, 18076A was a good match.
> It was roughly as bright or brighter than Regulus.
> This was a northbound pass.  87 degrees elevation, east of zenith.
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