FW: Iridium 46 25105/97082B

MALEY, PAUL D. (paul.d.maley1@jsc.nasa.gov)
Tue, 4 Aug 1998 10:39:13 -0500

Iridium 46 has been tumbling now for quite a while. It exhibits irregular
variations but I have been able to get several good video tapes of its
behavior in recent weeks. I have only seen one brilliant flash from this

Paul D. Maley
United Space Alliance
DO5/Cargo Operations
NASA Johnson Space Center
Houston TX 77058 USA

tel. 281-244-0208; fax: 281-244-1140
email: paul.d.maley1@jsc.nasa.gov
latitude 29.6049 north, longitude 95.1086 west, elev 6m

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> From: 	jeff@satellite.eu.org[SMTP:jeff@satellite.eu.org]
> Sent: 	Monday, August 03, 1998 3:09 PM
> To: 	SeeSat-L@cds.plasma.mpe-garching.mpg.de
> Subject: 	Iridium 46 25105/97082B
> I recently received information from an individual at JPL that
> Iridium 46 is tumbling. I went back in the SeeSat-L archives for
> July and noted two reports of observed flashing from SV 46.
> I've never seen any other reports anywhere to change the status
> in the vso iridium.html page. When I can get access to the page
> I will note that Iridium 46 is tumbling and unofficially out of service.
> Jeff Hunt <jeff@satellite.eu.org>