Design of the Pi of the Sky telescopes allows also for measurements of near-Earth objects as comets, asteroids, satellites and space debris. Precise determination of the orbit parameters of the geostationary satellites is possible when using a parallax measured with simultaneous observations from Spain and Chile. Dedicated tests have been performed recently to verify system capabilities for observation of objects on lower orbits, moving at higher speeds. First results are discussed in this contribution.
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A. Ćwiek, T. Batsch, A. Majcher, L. Mankiewicz, G. Wrochna, A. Zadrożny, A. F. Żarnecki, "Prospects for satellite and space debris observations with Pi of the Sky," Proc. SPIE 9662, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2015, 96621E (11 September 2015);