Some Ppas observations

From: Greg Roberts (grr@iafrica.com)
Date: Fri Jan 24 2003 - 02:57:32 EST

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    PPAS observations made using My CoSaTrak system and identified
    during routine satellite tracking. Optical characteristics reported
    only cover the approximate 3-4 degrees of the field of view of the
    CCD camera.All satellites seen were positively identified.
    
    Greg Roberts, GR, Lat = -33.9405, Long = 018.5124, Alt = 10 m
    
    87-095 A 03-01-16 18:41:46   GR                      TVSAT 1, mag +03 f,p =
    22.4 sec
    94-041 B 03-01-16 19:17:38   GR                      Nadezhda 4 rkt, mag
    +06.5s
    02-056 B 03-01-16 21:09:38   GR                      Fedsat, mag +8.2 faded
    out
    89-086 A 03-01-16 21:04:05   GR                      Meteor 3-3, mag +7 s
    99-058 A 03-01-16 20:55:04   GR                      Globalstar 57,mag +7.8
    s
    82-043 A 03-01-17 00:29:22   GR                      Cosmos 1365,mag +8.3s
    99-062 C 03-01-22 19:53:02   GR                      Globalstar 39,mag +6.8s
    87-003 B 03-01-22 19:34:16   GR                      Cosmos 1812 rkt,mag
    +6.5,v
    99-039 B 03-01-22 20:14:12   GR                      Okean 0 rkt,mag +1.0s
    95-058 B 03-01-22 21:22:28   GR                      Cosmos 2322 rkt,mag
    +7.5s
    
    Notes:
    (1) TVSAT1 is a near geostationary object, period 1455.74 minutes with an
        inclination of 9.7 degrees. It became obvious as a result of very bright
        flashes to about magnitude +3 every 22.4 seconds and invisible in
    between.
    (2) FEDSAT was only briefly seen as it became as bright as magnitude +8.2
        before fading back to invisibility.
    
    Cheers
    Greg
    
    
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