RE: Flashing of IRIDIUM 18

From: Matson, Robert (
Date: Thu Apr 24 2003 - 19:27:07 EDT

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    Hi Petter,
    > I observed Iridium 18 as it passed straight through zenith at 22.01 UTC
    > tonight ...
    I think you mean Iridium 15...
    > ... and it seemed to be flashing about avery 1 sec. I haven't seen before
    > any of the Iridiums do this, although I saw the Iridium 920 being on the
    > flashers and disco balls list sent out a few days ago. Does this indicate
    > that Iridium 18 as well is now tumbling?
    No -- actually, what you saw was indeed Iridium 920 which was on a parallel
    path with Iridium 15 at the time of your observation.  --Rob
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