Satellites - ericsimages

Geostationary Satellites and a Spent Rocket Body. The bright grouping of stars on the Center-Left is near the center of the Orion Nebula

From Left to right:

HORIZONS 1 (GALAXY 13)
NORAD #27954U
Period 1436 minutes
Apogee 35789 km
Perigee 35787 km


The long curve:

BLOCK DM-SL R/B
NORAD #28900U
Period 609 minutes
Apogee 34612 km
Perigee 252 km

This satellite (rocket booster), in an elongated geostationary transfer
orbit, is moving upwards (North to South), and is 25700 km away at the
time of the photo.


The left dot of the pair at right:

GALAXY 14
NORAD #28790U
Period 1436 minutes
Apogee 35799 km
Perigee 35777 km


The right dot of the pair at right:

AMC-21
NORAD #33275U
Period 1436 minutes
Apogee 35792 km
Perigee 35775 km


The slanting streak at bottom right:

GSAT3 (EDUSAT)
NORAD #28417U
Period 1451 minutes
Apogee 36079
Perigee 36065

Thanks to Arturo M for the Satellite data