Unique unknown satellite

From: Jim Donovan via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 07:12:01 -0700
Hello Everyone,

This is my first post to the mailing list.  I have been observing
satellites for 16 years from my present location and had yet, until last
night, to see what I saw.  Unfortunately, Heavens-Above was unable to help
in identifying it, as nothing was listed as passing on that track, at that

If someone could identify this satellite, I'd be very appreciative.

Time:  20-SEP-2016, 0305Z
Location:  Placerville, CA
Track:  from about 290 degrees true, to about 75 degrees overhead to the
north, to about 110 degrees true
Brightness:  variable, period of about 10 seconds, from about -1 to 5
Speed:  very fast; fastest I've ever seen; three times the relative speed
of the ISS

Best regards to all,

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