Impressive fireball on June 5th 2021

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June 7th 2021

Last June 5th at 23h29 UT a impressive fireball was registered to the Southwest of Calar Alto Observatory in Almería. 

Unfortunately, most Spain was covered with clouds, so no other stations at the rest of observatories could detect this object. Due to this, triangulation was impossible and no more data is available concerning this phenomena. 

However, Calar Alto Observatory enjoyed clear skies and one of the external surveillance cameras could register the impressive fireball. 

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Bright fireball above Córdoba province in South Spain on June 2nd 2021

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June 2nd 2021

Last night, at 02h12 UT a bright fireball crossed the skies of Córdoba province in South Spain.

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

As it happened in other occasions, this fireball could be also registered with one of the Calar Alto Observatory (Almería) external surveillance webcams.

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Again, the Elon Musk’s Falcon9 shows its face above Calar Alto Observatory

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May 16th 2021

At 00h54 UT the Elon Musk’s Falcon9 could be registered once more from Calar Alto surveillance webcams.

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Fireball on May 14th above west part of Mediterranean Sea

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May 15th 2021

Last May 14th 2021, at 02h25 UT, a bright fireball flew above west part of Mediterranean Sea.

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

Calar Alto Observatory South external surveillance webcam could also record the event.

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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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