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Occurred : 7/30/2004 22:47 (Entered as : 07/30/2004 22:47)
Reported: 10/21/2004 4:42:09 AM 04:42
Posted: 10/27/2004
Location: Port Townsend, WA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:1-2 minutes
Triangle UFO? Check this out - NOSS Triad Satelite system - Naval Ocean Survailance System

Looking for satellites, as I like to do and was lucky enough to see the Naval Array again. This is 3 satelites that are strategically placed to remain in formation as they travel. They are usually in the formation of an isosceles triangle. They appear to have a light at each tip as each satelite reflects the sun, like all satelites do (Well, at least the normal ones the public knows about). It moves slowly across the night sky and eventually passes out of view. In my area it is usually moving from the NW to the SE. We consider this a great thrill to see the Naval Array as it is something so different to see... 3 satelties moving in formation with no sound. It is quite alarming to see for the first time because it really appears to be some kind of craft, BUT, you can still see the stars behind it as it passes by... so it seems as though the craft is invisible except for the lights (which are really the satelites themselves). What appears to be a UFO is really 3 satelites traveling together in formation. Very cool thing to see if you get the chance. I have tried watching for it each night, to come up with some kind of schedule of when it passes over, but so far have not been able to document anything routine, it seems to be hit or miss. Still a nice astronomical event to see and worth waiting for, and witness how our technology is advancing into the future. Here are some web addresses for information on the NOSS Triad Satelites(Naval Ocean Survailance Satelites): NOSS - Double and Triple Satelite Arrays http://www.satobs.org/noss.html What Are Flying Triangles? http://www.space.com/sciencefiction/phenomena/triangle_ufo_noss_000114.html NOSS 2-2 and NOSS 2-3 http://spaceflightnow.com/atlas/ac160/010905preview.html Triangular Satelite Formations http://www.aufosg.com/page31.html Strange Behaving Satelites http://www.aufosg.com/page48.html NOSS and NRO Payloads http://spaceflightnow.com/atlas/ac160/ Silent Running http://uplink.space.com/printthread.php?Cat=&Board=sciastro&main=47855&type=post NRO - National Reconnaissance Office - New Spy Satelites http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/atlas_launch_010908.html "Whitecloud" - US Navy Electronic Intelligence System http://www.globalsecurity.org/space/library/report/1993/noss_andronov.htm Hope this helps :*)