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Update : September 12 2014 This event is still being analyzed and I hope to post fresh information soon.
See this site for updates: spaceflight101.com/kosmos-2495-re-entry.html
For most recent analysis: sattrackcam.blogspot.nl/2014/09/you-only-die-twice-confusing-end-of.html
September 03 2014 0431 to 0433 UT
I think this is the Cosmos 2495 - Kobalt-M/Yantar 4K2M photo-return spy satellite descent and decay as it was passing from south to north over New Mexico just before it reentered the ionosphere over Colorado. I am not sure if it is engaging the ionosphere at this point and burning. ? Maybe it is just starting to make friction ? Perhaps others can analyze this and let me know.
This event was captured on my Sentinel all-sky camera that is primarily a fireball camera merged with my VHF forward scatter radio array. This particular capture was baffling to me as it sounded like a satellite radio reflection but it was an odd reception. I actually thought it might have been some sort of airplane since its light appeared to fluctuate especially as it traveled north of my location. I even thought it might have been some sort of a secret experimental aircraft ( like the Aurora project plane that used to be sighted over New Mexico many years ago.)
In any case, I saved the video and put it into my inconclusive file, later to find out it was likely the COSMOS 2495 re-entry.
Radio-wise: Note the dopplering scatter reflections in the first fifty seconds. The analog scatter transmitters were likely Mexican tv stations broadcasting at 61.250 MHz CW and 83.250 MHz CW. Listen close.
Any further elucidation of this event is welcome. I an an observer and recorder but not a reentry analyst.
More various optical and radio observations : heliotown.com
Radio Fireball Observatory