Superbird A in Europe

From: Matson, Robert (ROBERT.D.MATSON@saic.com)
Date: Wed Feb 21 2001 - 16:40:47 PST

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    Hi All,
    
    For those interested, the nightly flashes of Superbird A (#20040)
    are now visible from all of Europe.  Tomorrow morning (22 Feb)
    they should be centered on 3:02 UT +/- 10 minutes, depending on
    your location.  Flashes sweep across the continent from SW to NE,
    so flashes are first visible in Spain and Portugal, and are last
    visible in Finland, Russia and eastern Turkey.
    
    Flashes should be in the vicinity of RA 16h 52m, Dec -9 deg.
    Latest TLEs I have for Superbird are:
    
    Superbird A   
    1 20040U 89041A   01040.54490138 -.00000019  00000-0  10000-3 0  2647
    2 20040   7.4666  51.7757 0003318 203.9650 156.1549  0.99740038 42118
    
    Cheers,
    Rob
    
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