Last night (08/17/2023), around 9:15pm I was in my backyard in East Ventura letting my dog out to pee before bed. I looked up in the sky and noticed a line of 2-3 dozen low-altitude shining objects in a line.
My first thought was that it was a drone show. but the object continued on a linear path increasing in altitude until they disappeared into the distance. I was able to get my mom and dad to look at it with me and we were completely stumped. They seemed to be originating from the Vandenberg area, and I then thought that they might have been a scheduled launch. However, it seems that any announced launches were postponed initially to after 12am on Friday (08/18/2023), and now I see that they were postponed again until Monday (08/21/2023).
My mom had her phone on her and she took the attached picture. I’ve also included zoomed-in shots from that picture – (2) attempting to see the objects more clearly (they seem cylindrical and stretched due to their velocity), and (1) wider view which shows how they were fading into the distance.
Do you or your team have any idea what they might be or be interested in investigating further? I don’t believe them to be in-orbit satellites as their altitude was clearly changing from lower to higher, but perhaps they were a series of missiles fired?