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Re: NUFORC Receiving Heavy Volume Of Reports

From: Viktor Golubic <diverge247.nul>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 13:29:26 -0400 (EDT)
Archived: Wed, 26 Oct 2011 07:00:28 -0400
Subject: Re: NUFORC Receiving Heavy Volume Of Reports


>From: Peter Davenport <director.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 12:02:18 -0700
>Subject: NUFORC Receiving Heavy Volume Of Reports

>To the List:

>NUFORC is receiving an unusually heavy volume of seemingly
>serious-minded, and credible, reports. Many of them are of the
>apparently continuing sightings of clusters of red, orange, and
>yellow objects. Some of these reports may be of lanterns, but
>many of the witnesses report that the objects allegedly were
>seen to streak off suddenly.

>I witnessed something very unusual at 18:42 hrs. (PDT) last
>Monday, October 17, 2011, close to my home in eastern
>Washington. I have posted my report to the NUFORC website; the
>link to that report is here:

>http://www.nuforc.org/webreports/084/S84603.html

>I have alerted the Spokane Astronomical Society of the sighting,
>hoping that some of its members might have been setting up their
>telescopes at that hour, and might have been witness to the same
>phenomenon.


Rough five minute calculation:

Given:

A) The ISS station is maintained in orbit between173 and 286
mile altitude.

B) Based upon an angular velocity of around 6.3 degrees per
second (estimated from his angular position and timing data):

If the ISS, it would have to have been traveling about 20 to 30
+/- 3 miles/sec... 4 to 6 times too fast for the ISS (too fast
as he concluded). But, if it was in orbit and closer to the
Earth (and if indeed a satellite), then it would have to have
been around 40 +/- 5 miles up to maintain the proper orbital
velocity - as he may have witnessed.

But Low Earth Orbit is no less than 100 miles, otherwise
atmospheric drag is encountered. Therefore, it could not have
been an orbiting object... Perhaps an ascending/descending
object to/from orbit or a high altitude aircraft no higher than
100,000 feet (perhaps 140,000 feet away traveling at about 2.8
+/- 0.3 miles per second or near mach 13 (but too fast for any
man made aircraft at mach 3 to 5?). But, perhaps it was much
closer than we might like to think, which would reduce this to
within the range of normal high speed aircraft - if it was four
or five times closer, maybe no more than six miles away??

This might narrow things down a bit...





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