A satellite photo taken at July 17 2014 shows what could be the Volvo truck with lowloader carrying a BUK TELAR system heading east/northeast away from Donetsk. The location of the BUK plus truck shown on the satellite photo is here. The road is called Avtotransportna Street.
The satellite photo was acquired by Stratfor. The motive to acquire the satellite photo was the discovery of the May 12 video.
The satellite photo could confirm the May 12 discovered dashcam video was made at July 17. The dashcam clearly shows a convoy of the BUK escorted by several cars.
The satellite photo shows the BUK on the same road as the dashcam video. The truck only travelled a few hundred meters since it was spotted on the dashcam.
Lack of escort vehicles in satellite photo?
The satellite photo does not clearly show the other cars part of the convoy (Toyota RAV4, an unknown type, a VW Transporter and a UAZ-469 jeep). These cars were seen in the dashcam video.
The two vehicles seen driving behind the Volvo *could* be the Jeep and the VW Transporter.
It is impossible these cars all of a sudden disappeared between the time the dashcam was made and less then a minute later when the satellite photo was made.
First noticed by Bellingcat
Daniel , part of the Bellingcat team, was one of the first if not the first who mentioned the Stratfor article on Twitter.
Likely the satellite photo was made by the Geoeye-1 satellite operated by Digital Globe. At 11:08 the satellite has a view on Eastern Ukraine. The DigitalGlobe sign is shown in the Stratfor article.
An interesting piece of the Stratfor article is shown below. It suggests the BUK was transported on July 15 from Russian border to Donetsk. Earlier Ukraine authorities stated the BUK passed the Russia/Ukraine border in the night of July 16/July 17.
Combined, the evidence appears to show the Buk system moving from the Russian border toward Donetsk on July 15, 2014, and then moving back to the east on the afternoon of July 17, 2014, just hours before Flight MH17 was shot down.
The photo below shows the Google Earth picture as dated July 30, 2014 of the same area.