Lacrosse 5 was launched April 30 2005 carried aloft by its Titan IV B-30 rocket.
Although a classified mission , the rocket and payload were soon spotted by the satellite community and thanks to Ted Molczan and fellow members of the SeeSat-L list ,visual tracking data was compiled.

On May 4 , Lacrosse 5 carried out a manoeuvre to lift its orbit.Shortly afterwards the satellite passed over the UK


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