August 19, 2015

Very Close Encounter near International Space Station (Video)

Streetcap1 recorded a strange object coming very close to the International Space Station (ISS) on August 19, 2015.


He has not a clue what this is. If it’s a Satellite, then surely it is a way off course and ISS Radar hasn’t seen it yet.

An object this close to the station would surely prompt a collision alert.

Could it be a new Japanese cargo ship which is on its way to the International Space Station?

Image left: HTV-5 cargo spacecraft.

On Wednesday August 19, 2015 the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched The fifth “Kounotori” H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-5) from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan.

Approximately 15 minutes after launch, the HTV-5 cargo spacecraft successfully separated from the rocket and began its five-day rendezvous with the International Space Station

Given the fact that at the time of launch, the International Space Station was flying 250 miles above the Atlantic Ocean east of Brazil, the HTV-5 cargo spacecraft arrives at the ISS over five days, it seems unlikely that the unknown object, recorded by Streetcap1 on the same day, is the HTV-5 cargo spacecraft.

 

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