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Satellites?

Discussion in 'Rants and Raves' started by skfullen, Mar 12, 2020.

  1. skfullen

    skfullen In the woods... TGT Supporter

    We are in deep East Texas and the family is up for Spring Break. Sitting around the fire, my oldest son (35 yo) said, "look, a satellite". We all looked up and started watching it cross the sky. When it had traveled 3/4 of the way over us, my DIL said, "look, another one!". Then, equidistance apart, two more followed.
    So, one farther in front, followed by three equally spaced, all traveling the same speed and the same, exact orbit! A total of six adults saw this and they were NOT aircraft. No blinking lights and much too high and moving too fast to be anything but satellites.
    Are there really that many satellites in the same orbit that we could see four within one minute? Or did we see something else?
     


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  2. Vaquero

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  3. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Ego kills talent TGT Supporter

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    Oh yes sir! There are low orbit & and high orbit satellites.

    I've also witnessed AF aircraft not following "blinking" light procedure. I've seen B-2's doing some really odd stuff.

    @Vaquero We need our authority on this matter.
     
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  7. jordanmills

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    Yep, it's starlink. You probably saw group five. Wait for another group to launch and catch it in the next couple of days. They're much brighter a within a few days of deploying, and all in a tight group so you can see sixty in a line in the sky at once.

    With all five or six launches, the weather and orbit have never cooperated to let me see them well.

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  8. WT_Foxtrot

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    I remember the first time I saw one on a canoe trip on the Brazos River back in the late '80s. Of course we were in the middle of nowhere so the sky was totally visible and not light-polluted on a clear night. Camping on a sandbar at night, I noticed one non-blinking light moving really fast (at least compared to aircraft) across the sky from right to left and mentioned it to my buddies. None of us back then really knew what to make of it and even speculated it could be a UFO. Wasn't 'til years later that I realized that it was actually a satellite.
     
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  9. Moonpie

    Moonpie U.S. Rifle M1 caliber .30 Lifetime Member

    I for one welcome our new satellite overlords.
     
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