Re: Sich-1M shortfall

From: Allen Thomson (thomsona@flash.net)
Date: Tue Dec 28 2004 - 17:58:42 EST

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    > I just received an email from a very reliable source that the satellite is 
    > probably tumbling out of control.  Although this is a setback for the 
    > operaters of the Sich 1M satellite, it would be very interesing to observe 
    > this satellite.
    
    Yes, getting light curves/flash reports would be interesting
    
    > I (and my source) have great doubts about an engine aboard  this 
    > satellite.  The satellite is based on a Tselina D or Okean satellite  and 
    > they never had manoeuvring capabilities.
    
    Indeed. There have been various hints that Sich satellites might have been 
    due for an upgrade, but nothing really definite.  It will be intresting to 
    see what this one does or doesn't do. 
    
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