A disintegrating rocket and commercial satellites visible from Calar Alto

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May 7th 2021

On May 4th, 2021, shortly before 11 pm (Central European Summer Time), the Calar Alto webcam pointing North recorded this video showing a curious phenomenon, visible to the naked eye. Daniel Marín, an expert in astronautics, identified that it was a Falcon 9 rocket from the SpaceX company, launched from Cape Canaveral (USA) on the same day at 9 pm CEST. This partially reusable rocket carried on board 60 satellites for the Starlink broadband project.

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Nice Lyrid on April 23rd 2021 above Mediterranean Sea

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April 23rd 2021

Last April 23rd 2021, at 04h03 UT, a nice Lyrid flew above Mediterranean Sea, just in front of Murcia Region coasts.

This object could be registered with the SMART Project’s detectors operated at Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Sagra (Granada), La Hita (Toledo) and Seville observatories.

Calar Alto Observatory northeast external surveillance webcam could also follow this event.

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Bright fireball on March 28th 2021 above north Andalucía (South Spain)

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March 28th 2021

At 04:21 UT of March 28th 2021, a bright fireball could be seeing above the north part of Andalucía and the south of Castilla La Mancha.

This object was registered with the SMART Project's detectors operated at Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Sagra (Granada) and La Hita (Toledo), Sevilla and Madrid observatories.

The north surveillance camera operated at Calar Alto Observatory in Almería, could also record this phenomena.

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Bright fireball above Valencia (East Spain) on March 25th 2021

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March 25th 2021

At 00h44 UT of March 25th 2021, a bright fireball could be seeing above Valencia (East Spain).

This object was registered with the SMART Project's detectors operated at Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Sagra (Granada) and La Hita (Toledo) observatories.

This time, two of the external surveillance webcams operated at Calar Alto Observatory in Almería, also recorded the nice event.

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Fireball crossing Andalucía and Castilla La Mancha (South Spain) border on March 17th

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March 17th 2021

A new fireball flew above the skies of north Andalucía and south Castilla La Mancha at 05h06 UT of last night March 17th.

SMART Project’s detector operated at Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Sagra (Granada), La Hita (Toledo), Seville and Madrid observatories, registered the event.

This time, the fireball was also recorded with two of the surveillance cameras located at Calar Alto Observatory in Almería.

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