Re: Satellite/Laser again

Bruce Watson (wats@scicom.alphacdc.com)
Sat, 21 Jan 95 12:29:19 MST

>>On Dec. 29, 1994, between 4h30 and 5h UT, Leo Aerts (from Belgium)
>>observed something rather peculiar. Observing place was the Swiss
>>Alps (east of Grenoble, close to Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne), i.e.
>>6.4 degrees east longitude, 45.3 degrees north latitude and height
>>about 1600 meter.

>Please mark that the time I gave last week was wrong. The observations
>were in fact one hour later. They are given correctly in the above
>(i.e. between 4h30 and 5h UT)

>Positions at a time interval of 15 s were :

>RA 12h20m Dec. -10 degrees
>RA 13h50m Dec. -3 degrees
>RA 15h00m Dec. 13 degrees
>RA 16h00m Dec. 26 degrees

>The angular velocity of this satellite was high.

A very rough circular solution for the object:

Laser Satellite?
1 00000  94000A   94363.17910000  .00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0    00
2 00000  63.0000 144.9000 0000000 000.0000 000.0000 16.15000000  0000

Bruce Watson (wats@scicom.alphacdc.com)