Re: TDF-1 Hawaii handoff

Tony Beresford (starman@camtech.net.au)
Wed, 01 Sep 1999 12:17:49 +0930

At 10:08 1/09/1999 , Matson, Robert wrote:
>Hi List,
>
>So we don't lose TDF-1 (#19621), we need someone in Hawaii
>to take the handoff from California.  This is a bright GEO
>flasher (2nd mag), which should be visible from the Hawaiian
>Islands centered on about 6:56 UT for September 1st.  

also from New Zealand, New caledonia. The satellite is currently
at 40 degrees elevation for me , but flashes occur in daylight.

...>Each subsequent night, the flash sequence begins about 9.4
>minutes later.  Here is a recent TLE:
>
>TDF 1
>1 19621U 88098A   99239.75452075 -.00000063  00000-0  10000-3 0  2110
>2 19621   2.4972  80.1534 0001369 108.7866 251.5744  0.99196975 36654

Flashes in a dark sky by september 17, when satellite is in NW.
Tony Beresford