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Rocket-related clouds - 8.10.2018 at 06.36 Lahti Observation number 78289

Visibility IV / V

Ossi Tamminen, Lahden Ursa

In the sky, a hazy point of light moving from south to north. Maybe a little faster than satellites in general. In the middle of the sky, a hazy "spray" threw forward that appeared for perhaps a few seconds. Moments later, the phenomenon was divided into two.

Was it possibly a return of the launcher to the atmosphere and braking?

#raketti: Falcon9
#satelliitti: SAOCOM 1A



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Comments: 1 pcs
Leo Wikholm - 8.10.2018 at 18.06 Report this

Tämä liittyy Saocom 1A -satelliitin laukaisuun ja kyseessä oli Falcon 9 -kantoraketin vaiheiden käynnistymiset/poltot. Laukaisu tehtiin Yhdysvaltain Vandenbergistä klo 5.21 Suomen aikaa ja havainnon kuluessa kohde ylitti Suomen kaartaen sitten luoteeseen.

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