THE SECRET SPIES IN THE SKY - Imagery, Data Analysis, and Discussions relating to Military Space
SatTrackCam Leiden (Cospar 4353) is a satellite tracking station located at Leiden, the Netherlands. The tracking focus is on classified objects - i.e. "spy satellites". With a camera, accurate positional measurements on satellites of interest are obtained in order to determine their orbits. Orbital behaviour is analysed.
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Magnificent view of Shuttle and ISS just before docking!
I had a pass of the Space Shuttle Discovery STS-119 and the ISS this evening about one hour before they docked. This meant they were moving as a very close pair. The pass was around 19:10 UTC at 25 degrees altitude.
It was a beautiful sight, as the pair rose in the southwest and then majestically sailed past Sirius. Here's a picture:
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The Shuttle is the object slightly fainter and lower in the sky. Movement is from right to left. Here's a second picture: