Spiral Contrails viewed from the International Space Station

skephu

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I checked the planefinder.net playback for that day but didn't find any plane making circles in that area.
 

Trailspotter

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it was on February 23rd.View attachment 25829
The ISS photo was taken at about 10:10 UTC, half an hour before the Terra satellite image of the area.

I checked the planefinder.net playback for that day but didn't find any plane making circles in that area.

There was an A380 air test from Toulouse just before ISS passed over:
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It was outside the spiral contrail area, but there could be other air tests, which are not on Planefinder.net. Otherwise, there was a lot of regular air traffic over the area, suggesting this was not a military practice.
 
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Trailspotter

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Comparison of the Google Earth added photo (from the ISS location on 2017-02-23 10:10:20 UTC) with the added Terra satellite image (taken at about 10:40 UTC):
Spiral contrail ISS GE 10_10.pngSpiral contrail Terra GE 10_40.png
 
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Mick West

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It was outside the spiral contrail area, but there could be other air tests, which are not on Planefinder.net. Otherwise, there was a lot of regular air traffic over the area, suggesting this was not a military practice.

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It's in a relatively empty patch of air.
 

skephu

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Looks like there are many Airbus test flights near Toulouse, which is the location of Airbus' headquarters and final assembly line for airliners.
 

Trailspotter

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Whatever it was, it circled there for hours. There are fresh contrails in the orbit's location in the Terra (12:20 UTC) and Suomi NPP (12:45 UTC) images.

I am not sure about the orbit being a perfect circle, however.
 
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