Only 1 flare from Intelsat 1R seen last night and was fainter

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Sun Apr 12 2009 - 12:29:18 UTC

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    Intelsat 1R ( 26608 ) only flared up once last night, around 2:09 UTC.
    
    The flare was also fainter then, the one I observed on Apr 10 at around the same time. A noticeable difference in magnitude, for a short time between days. 
    
    So to me a different surface, caused this.
    
    This flare was either caused by the solar panel, the smaller antenna, are something else on the satellite.
    
    What the satellite looks like.
    
    http://www.boeing.com/defense-space/space/bss/factsheets/702/pas_1r/pas_1r.html
    
    Kevin
    
    
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