Intelsat 512 (85-087A, 16101) appears to be confirmed.

From: Ed Cannon (
Date: Fri Aug 11 2000 - 17:13:46 PDT

  • Next message: Mark A. Hanning-Lee: "Cluster news article"

    For near-geosynch watchers, Intelsat 512 (85-087A, 16101) flashed here
    last night for 10 to 20 minutes (don't have data with me) beginning,
    apparently, just a couple of minutes after 3:00 UTC.  The previous night 
    it ended about that time, so it appears that its flash episode may be 10 
    to 20 minutes later each night.  The period is very nearly exactly 40 
    seconds with a secondary flash midway, and there is a phase shift.  The 
    brightest flashes, I'm almost certain, would be visible without 
    magnification on a moonless night.  So it seems to be similar in quite
    a few ways to Superbird A (20040).
    Ed Cannon - - Austin, Texas, USA
    Unsubscribe from SeeSat-L by sending a message with 'unsubscribe'
    in the SUBJECT to

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Fri Aug 11 2000 - 17:14:22 PDT