New at SeeSat / IRS-P2

Mon, 23 Aug 1999 09:37:33 +0200

Hi All,

I am subscribed at the SeeSat List since some weeks and enjoy all the
interesting SeeSat matters discussed here. Concerning me I'm working at
Swisscontrol, the Swiss Air Navigation Service within the framework of
satellite navigation. So you can imagine, that sooner or later I looked up
to the sky just to see a satellite and since last year I observed more than
1000 of them...

I don't know how interested you are in tumbeling sats. I just observed on
20.8.99 at 22:38 local time (UTC=LT-2.0h) the IRS-P2 (1994-68A / 23323)
which was rotating with a period of about 6.5 secs and with maximum mag of
about 4. Between the flares there was once a short flash, also with a mag of
about 4.