Satellite Grouping Identified

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William Stewart

Hi John,

The formation of satellites you observed on May 27th were the Yaogan 16 Triplet (Sat # 39011, 39012 & 39013) which are widely suspected as being Chinese Military Satellites – see here for some additional details.

The other formation on June 12th were the US Military NOSS 3-3 Pair (Sat #28537 & 28541) – see here for details.

Skycharts attached – an internet search will provide some additional background on what these satellites are believed to be up to.

Best regards