Re: tumbling rocket and satellite

From: tristan.cools--- via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2019 13:48:31 +0200
O Yes, not one but two, that's right Jay !  Solar Max has been repaired as
I remember.  It was big news, also in Europe at the time.

gr, tristan

Op za 20 apr. 2019 om 10:44 schreef JRespler_at_superlink.net JAY RESPLER <
jrespler_at_superlink.net>:

>
> STS-41-B (launch) / STS-51-A (retrieve): Palapa B-2 and Westar 6
>
> There were some on-orbit repairs where the satellite was redeployed after
> the repair.
>
> Both Palapa B-2 and Westar 6 were commercial communication satellites,
> that ended up in wrong, useless orbits through their boosters misfiring.
> They were recovered for refurbishing, resold to other parties and put in
> orbit again.
>
> Jay Respler
> JRespler_at_superlink.net
> Monroe Township, New Jersey
>
> ----- Original Message -----
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> To: "Seesat-L" <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
> Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2019 4:27:28 AM
> Subject: tumbling rocket and satellite
>
> 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
> reported...
>
> 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.
>
> greetings,
> Tristan Cools
> Belgian Working Group Satellites.
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