Re: Object moving in front of ISS

Date: Mon Oct 08 2001 - 15:06:35 EDT

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    >I just saw an ISS pass here over Belgium at 17:58UTC.  In front(some 2
    >degrees) there was another object moving.
    >I didn't expect that.  The unknown object was much fainter than ISS, maybe
    >mag +5.  Does this have something to do with the ongoing spacewalk which
    >was planned today ?
    I heard that during the EVA, the cosmonauts were throwing some thermal
    covers in a retrograde direction. Perhaps you saw those. Sounds like it. I
    don't know what their dimensions are, perhaps a meter square?
    Bill Bard
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