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A few days ago I tweeted about #Trident-II 5D #SLBM tests and their range. But how about apogees?
One informative test was that of 10 September 2013. This one was observed, by accident, and these observations learn us a lot. Here is a thread with an analysis.
On 10 September 2013, German photographer @JanHattenbach was making a photographic time-lapse of the night sky at the island of La Palma, when something odd streaked through his view. Here is a time-lapse movie of the event, courtesy of Jan:
At the time, as Jan was wondering what he photographed exactly, I suggested that this might be a ballistic missile test. Which was shortly after confirmed, when the US Navy acknowledged a Trident-II 5D #SLBM test that night.
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