Wonders of Nature
This webpage is dedicated to observing artificial satellites.
Most well known is the International Space Station, the ISS.
When thinking of the ISS the Space Shuttles come into mind: Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour.
There are lots and lots more satellites circling around our globe.
Communication satellites such as the Iridiums are among them.
Most interesting is the passage of the ISS and a Space Shuttle not yet docked so one can view them flying one after the other.
Even more spectacular is the decay of a fragment of a satellite or rocketbooster in earth atmosphere.|
And still more when this fragment is part of the rocket such as the Soyuz which launched Dutch astronaut André Kuipers to the ISS.
Please read all information on the blog by well known Dutch satellite expert Marco Langbroek.
Answers to FAQ's compiled by Marco Langbroek.
- 27 december 2011 : Decay of Soyuz r/b stage from André Kuipers' launch to ISS observed from the Netherlands! (Marco Langbroek)
- 8 march 2011 : STS-133 (Discovery) (left) en ISS (right) flying underneath Orion and Canis Major, De Bilt
- 6 march 2011 : ISS flyby passing Orion and Sirius, De Bilt
- 5 march 2011 : ISS flyby together with STS-133 Discovery, De Bilt
- 16 july 2009 : ISS flyby one day after the launch of STS-127, De Bilt
- 18 march 2009 : ISS and the now docked STS-119 flyby, De Bilt
- 17 march 2009 : ISS and STS-119 flyby only two hours before docking, De Bilt
- 30 january 2009 : Moon, Venus and the ISS, De Bilt
- 23 july 2008 : ISS, De Bilt
- 12 february 2008 : ISS, De Bilt
- 10 february 2008 : ISS, KNMI, De Bilt
- 9 february 2008 : ISS, De Bilt
- 8 february 2008 : ISS, De Bilt
- 11/12 august 2007 : Passage of the ISS during the Perseids 2007 at the Public Observatory Halley, Heesch
- 25 may 2004 : Iridium, De Bilt