tumbling rocket and satellite

From: tristan.cools--- via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2019 10:27:28 +0200
Hi all,

Most Centaur rockets have always been steady(according to my own
observations) but I was surprised to see 07-60B/32379 as a nice regular
varying object with a period of about 23s.  I think I will follow this
object to see it's future flash behaviour.  Maybe this has already been

Another object, is the Landsat 4 satellite(82-72A/13367), no exact period
measured but around 30s with sharp and round maxima.  In my old records I
had a notice written that this satellite did have a mechanism to be
retrieved by the Space Shuttle.  Well, it is too late for that, but only
one satellite I think has ever been retrieved and re-launched I remember.

Tristan Cools
Belgian Working Group Satellites.
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