possible DSP satellite found by Steve LaLumondiere

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Sat Aug 06 2005 - 22:24:07 EDT

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    Steve LaLumondiere wrote
    
    Started the evening looking for Gorizont 17 (89-004A), and quickly found it flashing around
    03:44:31 UTC.  While timing Gorizont 17, I also managed to get in a number of clicks on Superbird
    A (89-041A).  Within the same field of view, I spotted another flasher with a 2.5 second period.  
    Flashes were observed from 04:13 to 04:17 UTC, and were about mag. 7 at best.  I managed one rough
    position measurement:
    
    2005/08/06  04:16:00 UTC;  RA 15:21.2  Dec -06.1
    
    I don't know of satellite parked where he observed it. He says it flashed with a 2.5 second
    period, sounds like a DSP to me. Out of sensor range for me, so someone else will have to look for
    it.
    
    Kevin
    
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