Thursday, April 04, 2019

near miss!

Whoa. Freaky. Almost a collision! (Well, not really.)

Near the end of the pass, a few seconds before falling into the Earth's shadow. Eastern sky. The ISS was heading right toward a dim north-bound satellite.

snapshot from Heavens-Above app

Oh. I can figure that out, I realised. Checked the app on the phone...

Resurs 01 R-something. Rocket motor icon. Never heard of it.

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Resurs 01 Rocket. Spacetrack catalog number 23343. Rocket body from Russia launced November 1994 on a Zenit-2.

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