Re: to flash or not to flash?

From: Jonathan T Wojack (
Date: Wed Apr 25 2001 - 13:42:56 PDT

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    > Hi all!
    > Cheking the page of SL-16 rocket (#25861) on H-A site I note the 
    > following 
    > description:
    > quote
    > flashing rapidly (2-3 times per second) - a very interesting objet 
    > to observe!
    > unquote
    You know, somehow, those seem to be my words.  I'll check the SeeSat-L
    > Yesterday evening I've seen (without any doubt...) the SL-16: same 
    > time, 
    > same location, same schedule as per H-A prediction but with a 
    > continuous 
    > light instead of flashing.
    > Could anybody tell me something about?
    I observed 25861 last year (I think; it certainly was not this year), and
    I saw it flashing.  As others will tell you, satellites' flash period
    increases over time.
    Jonathan T. Wojack       
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