Orbital ATK ‏Stargazer airplane carrying Pegasus rocket loaded with Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) spacecraft.
Credit: Orbital ATK

 

Skywatcher Paul Maley captured the entire train of 8 satellites from the December 15th Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) launch, a video showing the spacecraft passing over his house in Carefree, Arizona.

Artist’s view of Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS).
Credit: NASA

The spacecraft bus precedes this entourage by 2 minutes. The 8 CYGNSS satellites can be viewed over a 2 minute interval (altitude 328 miles) on December 18 at 12:47-12:50UT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For video, go to:

http://www.asteroidoccultation.com/observations/NA/MaleyCYGNSS.mp4

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