- uploaded: Dec 13, 2012
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Video footage now added of the bright flash and a rapidly moving cloud that was seen from most of the Western Cape around 20:40 (SAST) on 11 December 2012. Lots of people saw it, some thinking it to be a UFO or the doomsday object due to destroy the Earth on 21 December! But patiently waiting at his home, satellite hunter Greg Roberts were waiting for this, the third flight of OTV (Orbital Test Vehicle). And was he surprised to such a spectacular show when both the 2nd stage Centaur rocket and OTV-3 made retro-burns above the Cape Town skies. For more info see the article on the hunt for this mini Space Shuttle or Spaceplane on its first flight, shrouded in huge secrecy - http://www.mnassa.org.za/html/Jun2010/2010MNASSA..69..Jun.pdf page 102-106.