Re: Unk Flash

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Wed Aug 20 2003 - 17:01:11 EDT

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    There was a peice of the cosmos 970 satellite in the area at the time. Not sure of the direction
    is right.  
    
    Here's the details on it.
    
    IntID/Name   CatNo Source period   Incl Apogee Perigee      RCS
    ------------ ----- ------ ------ ------ ------ ------- --------
    
    1977-121AA   10879 CIS     105.0   65.8   1094     894   0.0839
    COSMOS 970 DEB            Launched (1977/12/21) 
    
    COSMOS 970 DEB
    1 10879U 77121AA  03232.15893688  .00000302  00000-0  39629-3 0  2407
    2 10879  65.8242 153.7676 0135200 263.9454  94.6189 13.71635869279704
    
    The radar cross section ( RCS ) is small, but I never pay much attention to that anyways. 
    
    Kevin
    
    
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