acceleration of 91- 19 B = 21153 = Nadezha 3 (C1) rocket

Kurt Jonckheere (kjon@mail.dma.be)
Sat, 17 Apr 99 21:45:03 PDT

hello,

I was busy preparing a small article for a local observational magazine and
found that 91- 19 B = 21153 = Nadezha 3 (C1) rocket is again accelerating
(17.5 to 16.4 seconds in two weeks), after it was going up slowly.
(it is still in the top-priority flashers list).

All observations of this object are appreciated very much to confirm
this behaviour !!

91- 19 B 99-03-14            PDV              17.49
91- 19 B 99-03-18 01:26:27.0 JN 140.4  .2   8 17.55  6.5>inv   M
91- 19 B 99-03-22 01:27:25.4 JN  51.6  .2   3 17.19  5.8->inv M
91- 19 B 99-03-23 01:51:38.5 JN  85.1  .2   5 17.01  5.2->inv, M inv m/f inv
91- 19 B 99-03-26 01:28:43.7 JN  68.3  .2   4 17.06  4.0->inv M
91- 19 B 99-04-01 20:02:01   LB 163.9 0.2  10 16.39  FF, mag 5->inv

regards,

Kurt Jonckheere (kjon@mail.dma.be),
observations collector for the Belgian Working Group Satellites.