Cosmos 2341 rocket is tumbling again

From: Mike McCants (mmccants@io.com)
Date: Sat Apr 22 2006 - 17:47:56 EDT

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    Last night Ed said that he had recently seen the Cosmos 2341
    rocket (97-17B, NCat 24773) tumbling.  I watched it for
    only 2 cycles and got a period of 16 seconds.  There are
    no recent observations in PPAS, but Bram posted a period
    of 46 seconds last June.
    
    Some PPAS observations over the last month:
    
    Desig      Date    Time     Obsr Durtn Acc Num  Per   Remarks
    97- 17 B 06-04-22 03:27      MM   31.9 0.5   2  16.0  5.0->inv
    05- 04 B 06-04-22 02:53      MM   79.8 0.4  15  5.3   4.5->6.0
    99- 04 A 06-04-17 02:35      MM   52.4 0.2  20  2.62  6.0->7.5
    05- 48 C 06-04-17 03:14      MM   98.6 0.2  34  2.90  5.5->inv
    98- 16 B 06-04-14 03:09      MM  200.3 0.5  12  16.7  7.0->9.0
    94- 56 A 06-04-14 02:10      MM  333.5 0.1  39  8.55  bright flashes
    05- 48 C 06-04-14 02:40      MM   50.8 0.2  18  2.82  5.5->inv
    00-653 A 06-04-09 04:30      MM  850.5 0.2  13  65.4  bright flashes
    94- 56 A 06-04-08 02:16      MM  238.6 0.1  28  8.52  bright flashes
    84- 79 D 06-03-21 02:45      MM   47.9 0.2  30  1.60  8.5->10.0
    85- 76 F 06-03-21 01:42      MM   89.4 0.5   6  15.0  5.0->7.0
    93- 22 D 06-03-21 02:01      MM   32.4 0.2  15  2.16  8.0->10.0
    79- 58 D 06-03-21 03:32      MM   85.6 0.2  38  2.25  9.0->11.0
    02- 03 C 06-03-21 03:18      MM  170.7 0.2  25  6.83  6.5->8.0
    
    Mike McCants - Austin, TX
    
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