Re: 20547 PegSat Rk

Tristan Cools (tcools@nic.INbe.net)
Sun, 4 Apr 1999 21:48:15 +0200 (CEST)

At 15:00 3-04-99 -0500, you wrote:
>For the past two weeks, I have been trying to see Pegsat Rk (id# 20547,
>90028B) without much success. Quicksat typically gives a magitude of 4.5
>and a time uncertainty of 0.1 minute. Normally don't have this much trouble
>seeing a sat like this using 10X50 binoculars. Anyone else have any
>observations to share?
>
>Richard Hines
>Lexington, SC
>


Hello Richard,


20547/1990-28B is not a Pegasus rocket but a small US Navy satellite called
GLOMR 2/USA55.  Its mass is about 68kg.

The Pegasus rocket with its primary payload Pegsat still
attached(1990-28A/20546) has already decayed on 14 nov last year.


Like Ted Molczan already stated, 20547/90-28B will be difficult to observe
in 10X50 binoculars.


Greetings,
Tristan Cools
tcools@nic.INbe.net
BWGS Member - Belgian Working Group Satellites

Observing at: Damse Vaart: 3.2486E/51.2279N/Rijckevelde:
3.2867E/51.2054N/Brugge: 3.1611E/51.2108N