Re: Cosmos 1206 tumbling?

From: Bram Dorreman (bram.dorreman@skynet.be)
Date: Sat Jan 05 2002 - 06:07:44 EST

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    Ed,
    
    Might it be that you just saw reflection on the two solar panels this
    satellite has.
    I assume this type of Kosmos resembles the Meteors, which have those panels.
    
    Bram Dorreman,
    COSPAR 4160 (Achel 1):
    51 16' 45.5" N (51.2793 N),
    5 28' 36.6" E (5.4768 E)
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Ed Cannon <ecannon@mail.utexas.edu>
    To: SeeSat-L@satobs.org <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Date: vrijdag 4 januari 2002 1:48
    Subject: Cosmos 1206 tumbling?
    
    
    >Cosmos 1206 (80-069A, 11932) just made a fast pass (height about 267
    >km) over here.  I saw two maxima of about +1, about 20 to 30 seconds
    >apart, but otherwise it was more like +3.5 to +4.0 (etc..)
    
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