A really impressive fireball on October 12th
October 13th 2022
The Spanish National Day started with a really impressive fireball at 4h50 UT (6h50 Spanish local time)
This spectacular object has been registered with the SMART Project’s detectors operated at Calar Alto (Almería), La Hita (Toledo), Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Sagra (Granada), Huelva, El Aljarafe (Seville) and Seville observatories.
Several external cameras of the Calar Alto Observatory in Almería, also recorded this incredible event.
Bright fireball above Valencia on October 9th 2022
October 9th 2022
At 02h24 UT of last October 9th 2022, a bright fireball overflew Valencia province (mid-east Spain).
The object was registered with SMART Project’s detectors operated at Calar Alto (Almería), Ayora (Valencia), La Hita (Toledo), Sierra Nevada (Granada) and La Sagra (Granada).
As on other occasions,, some of the external cameras located at Calar Alto Observatory in Almería also followed this event.
Bright and long fireball on October 4th 2022
October 5th 2022
In October 4th 2022, at 19h04 UT (21h04 Spanish local time), a bright fireball that had a long duration, flew above south west coast of Spain, just in front of Cádiz (Andalusia – South Spain).
This object was registered with the SMART Project’s detector operated at Calar Alto (Almería), Huelva, La Hita (Toledo), Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Sagra (Granada) and Seville observatories.
Two of the external cameras located at Calar Alto Observatory in Almería, could also follow this event.
Fireball with a very long trajectory over South Spain on September 27th
September 27th 2022
With a very long trajectory and almost parallel to the ground, last night of September 26, at 00:44 UT (02:44 Spanish local time), a fireball could be seen flying over the provinces of Jaén, Granada and Málaga to finish just in the coast of the latter province.
This bright event was registerd with the detectors that the SMART Project operates at Calar Alto (Almería), Huelva, La Hita (Toledo), Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Sagra (Granada) and Seville Observatories.
One of the external camera operated at Calar Alto Observatory in Almería could also record this object.
From Cape Canaveral to Calar Alto: Falcon 9 launch by SpaceX captured
September 5th 2022
On September 5 at 02:09 UTC, SpaceX launched the Falcon 9 rocket, which was carrying 51 Startlink satellites as well as a Spaceflight Sherpa-LTC, an orbital transfer vehicle. from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. This is SpaceX's 40th mission this year, which aims to provide satellite Internet service from anywhere in the world.
The event occurred around 04:17 UT. The SMART Project detectors that recorded the event are those operated at the Calar Alto observatories in Almería, Sierra Nevada in Granada and La Hita in Toledo.