RE: Unid flashing sat

From: Ted Molczan (molczan@home.com)
Date: Tue Apr 24 2001 - 00:21:13 PDT

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    Mark Harris wrote:
    
    > On 20th April, 2001 at 21.24 BST (20.24 GMT), I spotted a flashing
    > satellite which I have not been able to identify. My location is
    > 50.909N, 2.789W, and the satellite was heading North, just
    > a few degrees below Castor & Pollux. In other words, it was
    > almost due West, with an altitude of approximately 45. It
    > was flashing every 5 seconds or so.
    
    NOAA 7, a known flasher, seems to be a good match in terms of time, proximity
    to Castor and Pollux and direction of travel:
    
    NOAA 7           3.7  1.9  0.0  6.1 v 5.70
    1 12553U 81059A   01110.13323505 -.00000050  00000-0 -39989-5 0  6755
    2 12553  98.5215 153.3715 0010882 269.4256  90.5665 14.16275778 23606
    
    I used Findsat to make the identification.
    
    Ted Molczan
    
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