Two new events on May 7 and May 09 2022

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May 11th 2022

On May 7 2022, at 04h09 UT a fireball could be registered with the SMART Project’s detector operated at Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Sagra (Granada), Huelva, Ayora (Valencia) and La Hita (Toledo) observatories.

Besides, on May 9 another event took place on our skies. Please, read more to know the origin of this nice event.

Calar Alto Observatory (Almería) external cameras could also register both objects.

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Braking maneuver of the second stage of the Falcon 9 rocket on April 21st 2022

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April 25th 2022

Last Thursday at 17:51 UT, the SLC 40 launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 took place to put 53 new Starlink satellites into orbit, at an altitude of about 550 km.

At 19h47 UT the braking maneuver of the second stage of the Falcon 9 could be observed mainly from the east and center part of the Iberian Peninsula, including Calar Alto Observatory.

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Fireball over the sky of Cáceres on February 18th

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February 18th 2022

In the early hours of February 18, around 02:02 local time (equivalent to 01:02 universal time), a fireball flew over the sky of Cáceres.

This event was registered with the SMART Project’s detectors operated at Calar Alto (Almería), Sierran Nevada (Granada), La Sagra (Granada), Seville, Huelva, El Aljarafe and La Hita (Toledo) observatories.

Two of the external cameras located at Calar Alto Observatory, in Almería, also followed this object.

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Very bright fireball above Jaén province (South Spain) on February 14th.

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February 15th 2022

Last February 14 evening, the skies of Jaén province, in southern Spain, have witnessed a new bright fireball that happened at 20h59 UT just in between the cities of Jaén and Úbeda.

SMART Project’s detectors operated at Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Sagra (Granada), Huelva, El Aljarafe, Seville and La Hita (Toledo), registered this event.

Calar Alto Observatory in Almería also could follow this object with its external cameras.

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Bright fireball between Toledo and Ciudad Real provinces (mid-south Spain) on February 11th

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February 12th 2022

A bright fireball flew above the skies of Toledo and Ciudad Real provinces in Castilla La Mancha region (mid-south Spain) last February 11th at 02h26 UT.

This event was registered with the SMART Project’s detectors operated at Calar Alto (Almería), Sierran Nevada (Granada), La Sagra (Granada), Seville, Huelva, El Aljarafe and La Hita (Toledo) observatories.

Two of the external cameras located at Calar Alto Observatory, in Almería, also followed this object.

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