Sun, 11 Jan 1998 10:53:56 EST

The  OAO 1 failed after two days in orbit due to a battery failure.  OAO 1 has
been reported as bright as magnitude -1 during flares, although it is
typically closer to magnitude 5.0.   All three OAOs have had flashes into the
negative magnitudes most likley due to their highly reflective telescopic

2144 OAO 1 Rocket Body:  The Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 1 was launched
in April, 1966 and this is it's Agena-B rocket/body.  It is in the fifth mag

Dan Poeder.