Mysterious Satellite Identified

By: Bernd Proschold


Region: Europe

Site: La Palma - Spain

Date: January 2011

Allow some moments for this flash video to load. This is an enlarged section of a time-lapse video from the top of La Palma, Canary Islands, made by TWAN photographer Bernd Proschold in Jan. 2011. Near the middle of the original video at time 01:52 a mysterious object crosses the sky during several frames of the sequence. Not similar to other flashing satellites, like Iridium Flares which last for some seconds, the object lasted about 3 minutes in the sky against the starry background of the winter Milky Way. The photographer using the satellite identification software Heavensat identified the object as the US American Military Communication Satellite “Milstar 3”. Bernd Proschold/

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