[AZ-Observing] Two Pieces of Nearly Intersecting Space Junk

  • From: Tom Polakis <tpolakis@xxxxxxx>
  • To: AZ-Observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 13 May 2013 0:47:18 -0400

The Satellite Safari iPad app showed that two satellites were going to pass 
within a few degrees of each other. This animated GIF shows six 5-second 
exposures of them. The brighter one is an Atlas Centaur 2 launch vehicle that 
went into orbit in 1963. The fainter object is a Soviet Soyuz rocket body that 
launched one of their many Cosmos satellites in 1970. Close approach was over 
40 miles, so no spectacular impact this time.


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