ETS 6 one-power flashes

Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Tue, 12 Jan 1999 02:18:29 -0600

A day late, this is to report some new one-power flashes from ETS 6 
(23230, 94-56A).  About five minutes before my first prediction for 
ETS 6, and while I was still looking for LEOs, I happened to see 
bright one-power flashes (+1?) in the SW sky.  This was at approx. 
1:40-41 UTC on 11 January, from 30.314N, 97.866W, 280m (BCRC, Austin, 
Texas).  

By the time it became clear it was ETS 6 and I got in hand my new 
stopwatch (a very nice Christmas gift from my sister!), there were no 
more one-power flashes.  In binoculars it tends to be 3 flashes out 
of 4 (one-miss-three-four), but in Mike's telescope all four were 
visible.

Its range at the time of the one-power flashes was about 9,600-9,900
km (6,000-6,200 miles).  Its flash period is about 14.1 seconds.

Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA