Freddy wrote:Has anyone ever seen satellites? I never have in Maine, but twice in New Hampshire, different years but same gravel pit, on dark summer nights we could track satellites as they orbited. It was cool!
I've seen them many times, even touched many of them at least when they were on the ground.
Your chances of seeing one are greatly improved when you know where and when to look. It's a hobby of it's own. Depending where you live and the amount of ambient light it's fairly easy to see the large reconnaissance satellites. They are huge, size of the entire Shuttle cargo bay. Decades ago I would regularly see the KH-9 I worked on.
The link below will give you references on where and how to look.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satellite_watching