|Occurred : 5/29/2003 21:06 (Entered as : 05/29/03 21:06)
Reported: 6/9/2003 9:17:13 PM 21:17
Location: San Antonio, TX
|Orbital Sighting Not Satellite or Meteor
Was waiting for the Hubble Space Telescope pass at 21:04. A sun reflected orbital light appeared from the WSW but picked up speed. It was much faster than an unpowered satellite. As it reached SE it was joined from the south by a second orbital craft and then both sped to the east. The entire pass was approximately 50 seconds. The HST was behind them and on-time. I've watched satellites for years and was shocked by the speed. It was my first unidentified sighting. I didn't report it sooner because I needed a second sighting (06/09/03) to erase doubt.
((NUFORC Note: One of two sighting reports from same source. PD))